Huddersfield Town v Stoke City live stream, Friday 28 January, 7.45pm GMT
Huddersfield Town will be looking to boost their play-off chances when they take on Stoke City in the Friday night game.
The Terriers head into the match in excellent form. Down in 11th place at the start of December, they have risen to sixth on the back of an eight-match unbeaten run. A hat-trick from Danny Ward earned Huddersfield a 4-3 victory over Reading in a thrilling encounter in midweek. That win will give them confidence ahead of this weekend's game, where another triumph would see them climb above West Brom and into fifth place, at least temporarily.
If Huddersfield are to finish in the play-off places, they will probably need to tighten up at the back. Only six teams in the division have conceded more goals than Carlos Corberan's side, whose backline has been breached on 33 occasions. Two clean sheets in their last 10 matches is not the type of record that suggests Huddersfield will be capable of grinding out wins in the business end of the campaign.
Stoke are six points adrift of the play-offs at present, although they have a game in hand on some of the teams above them - including Huddersfield. This is the type of game the Potters need to win if they are to secure a top-six finish, but a run of four defeats in their last five outings does not bode well for Friday's trip to the John Smith' Stadium.
Huddersfield are likely to shift back to a three-man defence in a bid to cope with Stoke's front two. Levi Colwill is out with a knee problem, while Ryan Schofield, Rolando Aarons and Alex Vallejo are also sidelined.
Stoke will have to make do without Joe Bursik, Romaine Sawyers, Harry Souttar, Abdallah Sima and Tom Edwards. Sam Surridge, Ben Wilmot and Steven Fletcher are available for selection.
Kick-off is at 7.45pm GMT on Friday 28 January, and UK viewers can watch live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football. See below for international broadcast options.
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Greg Lea is a freelance football journalist who's filled in wherever FourFourTwo needs him since 2014. He became a Crystal Palace fan after watching a 1-0 loss to Port Vale in 1998, and once got on the scoresheet in a primary school game against Wilfried Zaha's Whitehorse Manor (an own goal in an 8-0 defeat).
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