Huddersfield Daily Examiner

Surprises in Town’s most used!

- By STEVEN CHICKEN

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).

 ??  ?? Richard Stearman is one of just 10 players to have made at least 20 appearance­s for the club so far this season but has played fewer minutes than Keogh, who has made 16 appearance­s.
Richard Stearman is one of just 10 players to have made at least 20 appearance­s for the club so far this season but has played fewer minutes than Keogh, who has made 16 appearance­s.

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