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HUDDERSFIELD TOWN manager Chris Powell believes his side’s fortunes have settled down after a difficult start to 2015-16.

Town, who welcome Derby County on Saturday, have been beaten just once in their last six Championship games after a tough beginning to the season which saw them fail to win any of their first seven matches in all competitions.

Huddersfield manager Chris Powell. (Picture: Nick Potts/PA Wire).

Huddersfield manager Chris Powell. (Picture: Nick Potts/PA Wire).

Powell, whose side reside in mid-table in 14th spot, is hoping that continues when his former club Rams come to the John Smith’s Stadium, with Jacob Butterfield making his first return to his old employers after his big-money transfer deadline-day move.

Powell, whose side have taken four points in the last two games in matches with MK Dons and Ipswich Town, said: “We have had 12 (league) games and our first six were not to our liking or everyone else’s.

“But there were some factors in that. We had Jacob’s saga going on - will he, won’t he go to Derby..And we also lost Alex Smithies.

“We just never settled down. But I feel like we have now and that has really helped everyone at the club, our supporters as well.

“It is important for us to give them a team and squad they deserve.

“With a quarter of the season, with one defeat in six, that’s a good place to be in.”

Kyle Dempsey is on the mend following a virus, while Muzzy Carayol returned to training today following a family bereavement.