Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Terriers Probed over Team Selection

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Terriers Probed over Team Selection

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THE EFL has asked Huddersfield to explain their team selection after manager David Wagner made 10 changes ahead of Saturday's 2-0 loss to Birmingham. The Blues secured only their third win in 24 league games despite being reduced to 10 men after 23 minutes, Jonathan Grounds' goal and a Craig Gardner penalty enough to beat the play-off-bound Terriers.

The win kept Birmingham out of the relegation zone but angered their fellow strugglers as Huddersfield fielded a much-weakened side.

An EFL statement read: "We have today written to Huddersfield Town to request their observations in relation to team selection during their recent Sky Bet Championship match with Birmingham City.

"As per our regulations, the EFL Executive will refer the matter to the board if it is deemed appropriate to do so.

"It should be noted, however, the result of Saturday's game will stand in all circumstances and any potential action would be taken against Huddersfield Town directly."

Huddersfield cannot finish lower than fifth in the table, although victory on Saturday would have kept them on course for third. …

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