Huddersfield Daily Examiner
Surprises in Town’s most used!
RICHARD Keogh and Carel Eiting both make it into Huddersfield Town’s mostplayed Championship XI of the season so far, despite each spending less than 40 per cent of the side’s league minutes on the pitch.
Centre-back Keogh was a January arrival from Milton Keynes Dons while Ajax loanee Eiting has not featured since suffering a knee injury following the defeat to Reading on January 2.
That both of them rank among Town’s most-played players is reflective of the disruption injuries have caused Carlos Corberan’s squad.
Town’s 10th most-played player, Eiting, has racked up fewer minutes than the 11th most-played player of any other Championship club.
Town fielded a Championship high of 39 different players last season and have given minutes to 35 this campaign.
The average Terriers player has played 1,160 minutes this season, the second-lowest of any Championship club.
Included among those to have appeared for Town this season are two 17-year-olds, Pat Jones and Brahima Diarra, the latter of whom became the youngest player to appear for the club for 14 years when he came on against Bournemouth aged just 17 years, 160 days.
The Town player with the most Championship minutes this season is Naby Sarr.
Huddersfield Town’s XI made up of their 11 most-played players from a possible 3,690 Championship minutes: Goalkeeper: Ryan Schofield (2,205 league minutes played), right-back: Pipa (2,868), centre-back: Richard Keogh (1,403), centre-back: Naby Sarr (3,204), left-back: Harry Toffolo (2,430), central midfield: Juninho Bacuna (3,016), central midfield: Jonathan Hogg (2,675), central midfield: Carel Eiting (1,439), right wing: Isaac Mbenza (2,346), striker:
Fraizer Campbell (2,941), left wing: Lewis O’Brien (3,062).