The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP -

HANDS up who wants to face Ful­ham in the play­offs? Thought not.

This is a Huddersfield side that kept Ser­gio Aguero quiet, stymied Dwight Gayle and prides it­self on de­fen­sive rigour. But for the sec­ond time this sea­son, the Ter­ri­ers were pow­er­less to re­sist a fluid, ra­zor-sharp at­tack­ing unit that will frighten the top six.

The vis­i­tors were greatly aided by a sys­tem that left their full-backs fa­tally ex­posed and lynch­pin Aaron Mooy stranded up the pitch. Ei­ther David Wag­ner dropped a tac­ti­cal clanger or his wingers are in for a rol­lick­ing. But any for­ma­tion would have strug­gled to con­tain the move­ment of a front five that in­ter­changed, broke at speed and fin­ished with clin­i­cal de­tach­ment.

Try­ing to stop Ful­ham scor­ing is like try­ing to plug holes in a colan­der; who­ever does draw them may find fight­ing fire with fire the only vi­able pol­icy.

If that is Huddersfield, Wag­ner will face the tough­est task of his bur­geon­ing man­age­rial ca­reer.

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