Huddersfield Town host West Ham United in Saturday’s Premier League clash and the Terriers have ‘more or less the same squad’ to choose from as for their FA Cup victory over Bolton Wanderers last weekend, according to manager David Wagner.

One notable absentee who featured in that game is Collin Quaner; the German was substituted in the first half of the win over the Trotters and has a slight hamstring problem, but could be fit to face Stoke City next weekend.

Huddersfield pair Chris Lowe and Martin Cranie are also ruled out; the former has a bruised foot whilst the latter is struggling with an ankle problem, but again both may be back for the trip to the Potters.

A long-term knee injury is still keeping out Jon Gorenc-Stankovic, but the Slovenia under-21 international is targeting a February return to fitness.

Elias Kachunga will have to wait a little longer to be back in contention; he is expected to be out until March with a knee problem of his own that he picked up in Huddersfield’s win over Watford back in December.

Michael Hefele and Philip Billing both returned from lengthy absences to play a part at Bolton in the cup and may be involved in some capacity against the Hammers.

Huddersfield have not won in the league since that triumph over the Hornets and despite occupying 11th place in the standings, they are still only four points clear of the relegation zone.

Their opponents this weekend have improved since David Moyes took over as manager in November and could leapfrog the Terriers with a win at the Kirklees Stadium.

The bottom half of the table is extremely tight at present and Huddersfield will be aware that taking points off those sides around them will be key to ensuring their own survival.


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