Huddersfield Town v Birmingham City: Repeat show against Blues would delight Terriers boss David Wagner

Huddersfield Town boss David Wagner. Picture: Bruce Rollinson
Huddersfield Town boss David Wagner. Picture: Bruce Rollinson
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NO matter what happens in the rest of his reign at Huddersfield Town, David Wagner is likely to always fondly remember Birmingham City.

The German’s third game in charge of the Terriers was at St Andrews, where Town triumphed thanks to goals from Joe Lolley and Nahki Wells.

It was Wagner’s first victory outside his native country and one that he is hoping to repeat today when the Blues head to the John Smith’s Stadium.

He said: “It was a good, solid away win in Birmingham. In this game, we deserved this result. We have made some steps in the right direction since then and now we are trying to show a higher level.

“We know how strong Birmingham are and the talented players the team have, so this will not be an easy challenge. Away from home, Birmingham have been very aggressive, stable and compact. They don’t deliver so many spaces.

“On the other hand, we are confident enough to say we are fighting for the three points. We have shown they are beatable and we will try to find some weapons to hurt them again.

“To do this, we have to find a good balance against their counters by having a good distance between our players and being good in ball possession, moving the ball quickly enough to create chances.”

Town have just one double to their name this term, Charlton Athletic having been beaten 2-1 in south London and then 5-0 in West Yorkshire.

With Huddersfield having lost to both Bristol City and Brentford, their two remaining opponents in 2015-16, today represents the only opportunity to secure that second league double of the campaign.

The Terriers go into the fixture unbeaten in three fixtures and mathematically safe from relegation following the midweek draw at Rotherham United.

Wagner’s rebuilding has already begun with German duo Chris Lowe and Michael Hefele having agreed to join ahead of next season, while Rajiv van La Parra‘s loan deal will be made permanent.