Fixtures 2015-16: Early derby tests await Huddersfield at start of new campaign

Huddersfield Town manager Chris Powell. Picture: Bruce Rollinson
Huddersfield Town manager Chris Powell. Picture: Bruce Rollinson
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HUDDERSFIELD TOWN face two daunting blocks of derby assignments in the autumn and spring - following the release of the Football League fixtures for 2015-16.

Town start their campaign with a derby trip to the KC Stadium to face relegated Hull City, managed by ex-Huddersfield boss Steve Bruce, on August 8.

Their first home game is a Roses test with Blackburn Rovers on August 15, although it remains to be seen if ex-John Smith’s Stadium favourite Jordan Rhodes is in their ranks.

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Town’s run of autumnal derbies starts at home to Leeds, who did the double over them for the first time since 1939, on November 7 followed by a trip to Hillsborough exactly a fortnight later.

Huddersfield then welcome Adam Clayton’s Middlesbrough on November 28 and host Rotherham in their final home game before Christmas on December 19.

Ex-Town boss Simon Grayson brings his Preston side to Huddersfield on Boxing Day and a long trip to QPR ends the club’s yearly commitments on December 28.

Huddersfield head to Elland Road on March 19 and a fortnight later, they face more White Rose opposition in visiting Sheffield Wednesday on April 2.

Three days later, Town head to the Riverside to face Boro and end their quartet of derbies with a home game with Hull - who famously brought just 428 fans on their last visit to Huddersfield in 2013 due to a dispute over ticketing with West Yorkshire Police - on April 9.

Town’s penultimate road trip of 2015-16 is to Rotherham on April 19 and their final away clash is at Bristol City (April 30).

Chris Powell’s side round off the campaign with a home encounter with Brentford on May 7.

Five key dates

August 8: Hull v Huddersfield.

December 26: Huddersfield v Preston

November 7: Leeds v Huddersfield.

March 19: Huddersfield v Leeds

April 9: Huddersfield v Hull