Huddersfield Town: Sky Bet Championship season preview 2016/17
By Lewis Jones
Last Updated: 01/08/16 1:03pm
All the transfer news, fan opinion, predictions and odds ahead of Huddersfield Town's 2016/17 Sky Bet Championship campaign.
Last year's finish: 19th
Manager: David Wagner
Title odds: 40/1 with Sky Bet
First five games: Brentford (H), Newcastle (A), Aston Villa (A), Barnsley (H), Wolves (H)
Players In: Joel Coleman (Oldham Athletic, Undisclosed), Iva Paurevic (FC Ufa, Undisclosed), John Stankovic (Borussia Dortmand, £500,000), Christopher Schindler (1860 Munich, £1.8m), Michael Hefele (Dynamo Dresden, Free), Jack Payne (Southend, Free), Chris Lowe (FC Kaiserslaurtern, Free), Danny Ward (Liverpool, Loan), Aaron Mooy (Manchester City, Loan).
Players Out: Duane Holmes (Scunthorpe United, Free), Joel Lynch (Queens Park Rangers, Undisclosed).
Fan's view - Harry Greenwood, editor at BetterThanKlopp.com
Expectation: After four seasons of stagnation since Town's return to the Championship, this summer Dean Hoyle has invested heavily to bring an array of new first team players to the club. He has backed Wagner and his attractive style of play, and therefore I expect Huddersfield to be competing in the top half of the table and maybe even pushing for the play-offs.
Most important player: On loan Manchester City midfielder Aaron Mooy looks the real deal in pre-season, and if he can bring his form from Melbourne City and Australia then he will have a key role to play.
League winner? Newcastle
Dark horse? Bristol City
One Championship player you'd like to sign? Ross McCormack
Ollie's prediction: 23rd
I haven't seen much progression from the club during the back end of last season. Wagner is pretty inexperienced and if results turn, then they may struggle to turn it around.
Sky Bet odds
Huddersfield rather limped across the line at the end of the last campaign with just one win from their closing eight fixtures but they had already done enough to ensure survival. Sky Bet make them 13/2 chances to be relegated this time around and they are also odds-on at 4/6 to end up in the bottom half of the table once more.
Sky Bet have a number of specials for the Terriers and include 4/5 they finish higher in the table than Yorkshire rivals Leeds United.