Huddersfield Town: Focus on OL's third preseason opponent
Founded in 1908 and located in central England, Huddersfield Town Association Football Club have a special place in British football history. In 1926, The Terriers became the first-ever English team to win three consecutive league titles (1924, 1925 and 1926). An FA Cup and FA Charity Shield, both in 1922, were also a part of the club’s early glory years in the top flight, which have yet to be matched in the almost 100 years since.
Currently coached by German David Wagner, Huddersfield returned to the Premier League last season after 45 years away from top-flight football. The club finished in 16th place in 2017-18, four points above the relegation zone, thanks in large part to some former Ligue 1 veterans… Dutchman Terence Kongolo, who had a spell with Monaco, and especially Steve Mounié, former Montpellier striker, as well as Danish goalkeeper Jonas Lossl, who spent a few years with Guingamp. The club has recently signed Adama Diakhaby from Monaco ahead of the new campaign.
The Terriers, who have a record of one win, three defeats and two draws this preseason, will host OL Wednesday night at John Smith's Stadium, a 24,000-seat facility inaugurated in 1994 that also serves as the home of the city's rugby union club, the Giants.