Q&A With Huddersfield Town

Ahead of the 98th meeting between Bolton and Huddersfield Town, we have got the views of a Terriers supporter.

Wanderers go into the game on the back of a 1-1 draw with Wigan Athletic last weekend, while Town's 1-1 draw at Reading kept them one point above their weekend opponents in the Championship table.

In our latest edition of Q&A, we have spoken to Simon Micklethwaite (@simonmick1) - a Huddersfield supporter of 34 years, who lists his favourite ever player as Marcus Stewart.

Ahead of Saturday's game, Simon shares his views on the form of ex-Town loanee Jermaine Beckford, the threat of another former Terrier, Lukas Jutkiewicz, and where the 1,500-plus travelling Wanderers supporters can head for a pre-match pint.

Q: Considering the position of both teams is currently very similar, how would you sum up Huddersfield's season so far?

A: I have a feeling of slight disappointment with our current position, as I feel we are good enough to be in the top-half.

Injuries to key players have been the main cause. With a full-strength team, I think we can give any team problems.

Overall, though, it has been a definite improvement on last season.

Q: Who have been the best and worst teams to visit the John Smith's Stadium this season; Why?

A: The best team has probably been Nottingham Forest - who came here at full strength and won easily. Burnley also looked powerful, with a good strikeforce.

The worst team was definitely Barnsley, who just crumbled after falling behind with no fight whatsoever.

Q: Jermaine Beckford did well for you in the second half of last season. Are you surprised he has not done better at Bolton?

A: I'm not that surprised - he is a confidence player. If the team is doing well, he thrives. If the team is struggling, he finds it tough.

I see him as no more than a squad player for Bolton.

Q: Who do you believe Bolton fans should be wary of on the Huddersfield teamsheet?

A: Undoubtedly, Nahki Wells. He's looking really sharp at present. He was signed to partner James Vaughan, but, unfortunately, they have hardly played together.

Adam Hammill can be a threat, too, while Danny Ward can be a danger on his day.

Q: Is there a particular Bolton player that Terriers fans are worried about?

A: Your front two look useful - Joe Mason and Lukas Jutkiewicz. I like Mark Davies, but is he the same player after injury?

I'm also glad Chris Eagles is out of the team, as he too can be a danger.

Q: More than 1,500 Bolton fans are on the Ale Train to Huddersfield. Do you have any recommendations as to where they can head prior to the game?

A: Head of Steam is a nice pub, at the railway station. Yorkshire Rose is also a decent enough place, on Leeds Road, near the ground.

Q: Finally, what do you think the final score will be and why?

A: I think there will be a few goals. Huddersfield will set up to attack, but we are a little suspect defensively.

I will go for a 2-2 draw.

Burnden Aces would like to thank Jon for taking the time to answer our questions. You can read more of his views by following him on Twitter - @simonmick1.

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