Huddersfield Town v Watford

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Huddersfield will look to end a six-game losing run when they play host to Watford, who will be without skipper Troy Deeney.

Huddersfield will look to end a six-game losing run when they play host to Watford, who will be without skipper Troy Deeney.

The Terriers remain rock bottom and have won just one of their last 21 Premier League games as they prepare to face FA Cup finalists Watford, who won the reverse fixture 3-0 back in October.

Huddersfield boss Jan Siewert is again having to deal with injury issues, with Karlan Grant the latest concern.

The striker has not trained this week due to illness and faces a last fitness test.

The hosts are still without Lauren Depoitre, despite recently returning to training, but Isaac Mbenza is fit again and could come into contention.

Siewert wouldn’t reveal who will start in goal in his pre-match press conference, with Ben Hamer conceding 10 goals in the last three games.

Watford also have selection problems ahead of their trip to West Yorkshire, with Javi Gracia facing the prospect of being without seven first-team squad members.

Captain Deeney definitely misses the game through suspension, after seeing his appeal fail following his red card in Monday’s defeat to Arsenal.

Elsewhere, Jose Holebas, Domingos Quina, Tom Cleverley and Adalberto Penaranda have been ruled out, while Roberto Pereyra and Gerard Deulofeu face late fitness checks.

Huddersfield have won the last two meetings between the clubs at the John Smith’s Stadium, including a 1-0 victory last season thanks to an injury-time winner from Tom Ince.

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