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Who are ya? Huddersfield Town
Nickname: The Terriers
Ground: Galpharm Stadium
How to get there: By Car: From Gillingham, get onto the A2 and then the M25 anti-clockwise. Leave the M25 at Junction 27, the M11. Follow this road up, onto the A14, the A1 (M), the A1. Leave the A1 at the M62 junction and then head west, signposted Leeds. Leave the M62 at Junction 25 and simply follow the signs for Huddersfield (A62) and you will come to the stadium on your left. For the car parks turn right at the traffic lights, where the Market Pub is on the corner. The stadium is generally well signposted around Huddersfield town centre. Distance from Priestfield: 231 miles. Approximate time: 4hrs 10mins
Nearest station: Huddersfield.
Last five games v Gillingham:
08/04/06: League One – Gillingham (Mulligan, Jarvis) 2-0 Huddersfield
02/01/06: League One – Huddersfield 0-0 Gillingham
17/02/01: Division One – Huddersfield (Armstrong, Smith (pen)) 2-3 Gillingham (Saunders 2, King)
16/09/00: Division One – Gillingham (Butters, Smith) 2-1 Huddersfield (Gallen)
13/01/93: FA Cup Round 3 Replay – Huddersfield (Dunn, Robinson) 2-1 Gillingham (Green)
All-time record v the Gills:
Gills wins: 6
Huddersfield wins: 6
Remember me? It’s more a case of them remembering Ronnie Jepson. The Gills manager was a popular figure in his playing spell with the Terriers, where he formed a lethal partnership with Terriers legend Andy Booth which is still fondly remembered by Town fans.
Man to watch: Luke Beckett. Enjoyed a successful loan spell with the Terriers in 2005 – scoring six times in seven appearances – and after spending the whole of last season at Oldham, where he scored 18 goals (including two against the Gills), he has now moved to the Galpharm Stadium on a full-time basis. His goals could be vital for Town this season.
2006/07 prospects: Even though their pre-season results have been far from inspiring, Town – beaten in the play-offs last season – should challenge yet again. The goals of Beckett, coupled with Andy Booth and Pawel Abbott mean they should be a free-scoring team and will definitely be in the shake up come May.