Our prediction for this match:
Fleetwood and Huddersfield square off against each other in a highly-anticipated pre-season friendly on Tuesday. Fleetwood kicked off pre-season with back-to-back wins over Radcliffe and Port Vale, with the team sharing the spoils with Rochdale and St. Johnstone in the following two warm-up games. The Cod Army aim to extend their unbeaten run to five games, and they are surely capable of matching the Terriers, who failed to impress in a 2-0 loss to Norwich City.
Huddersfield aim to prepare for the new Championship campaign in the best way possible, and seeing that head coach Carlos Corberan is likely to stick to his rotation policy, we are tempted to put our money on draw. When the two teams met in a friendly ten years ago Huddersfield Town outplayed Fleetwood Town 3-0, but share of spoils is on the cards this time out.
Highlighted Player (Glenn Whelan):
Probably one of the most underrated footballers in Premier League history, Glenn Whelan was born on 13 January 1982 in Dublin and he went on to enjoy a very successful career on club and international level.
Following spells with Manchester City, Bury and Sheffield Wednesday, the defensive midfielder found his peace at the Britannia Stadium, making over 250 Premier League appearances for Stoke City and keeping his place in the side under both Tony Pulis and Mark Hughes. Predominantly focused on doing the dirty defensive work and helping out the back four, Whelan never quite made the headlines for his style of play or quality of his displays, but remained an important player for both club and country.
The midfielder has so far made over 70 appearances for the Republic of Ireland national team, wearing the captain’s armband on several occasions, and starting all three group games at the Euro 2012 finals, while helping The Green Army qualify for the Euro 2016 as well.
Highlighted Team (Huddersfield):
Back in 1926 Huddersfield Town became the first English club to win three straight domestic trophies. Since 1908 the Terriers were playing at Leeds Road, but in 1994 John Smith’s Stadium became home of Huddersfield Town. The club play in the English second tier (Championship) and the colour of the their home kit is blue and white (stripes).
Huddersfield Town were founded in 1910 and just three years later they entered the Football League. In 1926 the Terriers won their last domestic trophy, but they did well finishing runners up in the FA Cup 1920. The club’s biggest rivals are Leeds United and it has to be noted that Huddersfield Town have better head-to-head record of the two teams.
Bradford City are considered Huddersfield’s local rivals as well, but there are small rivalries with Barnsley, Halifax Town, Manchester City and Oldham Athletic. The club’s chairman is Dean Hoyle.