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Opposition profile - Huddersfield Town

15 December 2015

A brief overview of the opposition that awaits the Millers at the John Smith's Stadium...

Neil Redfearn’s side can move out of the relegation zone and level on points with Huddersfield Town with a win at the John Smith’s Stadium tonight.

Redfearn will come up against 44-year-old David Wagner for the first time after the Terriers prised the German-born former USA international away from Borussia Dortmund II in early November.

Wagner – who played eight times for USA – has won just one of his five league games in charge of the West Yorkshire outfit as they continue to flirt with relegation.

Major honours
•    Division One: 1924, 1925, 1926
•    FA Cup: 1922
•    League Cup: 2002

League position
20th

One to watch – Joe Lolley
Just two years ago, Joe Lolley was playing non-league football with Kidderminster Harriers, but he has since become a mainstay in the Huddersfield side.

The winger relishes a one-on-one battle with full-backs and can cut inside or drive round the outside of his opponent with lightning-fast acceleration.

His tally of just one league goal so far this season is a statistic that he will no doubt be thriving to increase, but at the age of 22 he has plenty of years still to improve.

Previous encounters
Rotherham also faced Huddersfield during the festive period last season, with the sides sharing the spoils in a 2-2 draw at the AESSEAL New York Stadium on Boxing Day. Then the Millers won the away tie 2-0 in March, thanks to goals from Kari Arnason and Conor Sammon.

Likely Lineup
Steer; Smith, Hudson, Chilwell, Cranie; Scannell, Hogg, Huws, Lolley; Wells, Paterson.

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