Huge boost for NUFC as Huddersfield are hit with sudden injury crisis ahead of Saturday’s game

Saturday’s opponents Huddersfield have been hit with a sudden spate of injuries ahead of their trip to St James’ Park, with star midfielder Aaron Mooy now one of several players looking likely to miss out on this weekend’s crucial game.

Mooy is their star man and creative force in midfield, with him regularly being their most impressive player whenever I’ve watched them over the past two seasons.

He played in Australia’s 4-1 defeat to Norway on Friday night, however he’s been sent home early after picking up an unspecified injury prior to their game with Colombia on Tuesday night.

He’s not the only man who could be missing for Huddersfield either, with fellow central midfielder Philip Billing sent home with an injury from Denmark U-21’s, Danny Williams (another central midfielder) ruled out for the season and left-back Kongolo a doubt with a hip injury.

This could mean David Wagner has just two central midfielders fit for Saturday’s game (Jonathan Hogg and a 36-year-old Dean Whitehead).

As the Chronicle’s Mark Douglas has pointed out, Mooy not only scored the winning goal in the away fixture back in August, but was also their stand-out performer that day (as he was in Huddersfield’s 2-1 win at St James’ Park in the Championship!)

Obviously we focus on ourselves above all else, but there’s no denying that he’d be a real miss for them if he does fail to recover in time.

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About Olly Hawkins

Born in Gateshead, Olly was a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

4 thoughts on “Huge boost for NUFC as Huddersfield are hit with sudden injury crisis ahead of Saturday’s game

  1. BillytheFish:
    It is a sad day indeed when we are relying on a Huddersfield injury crisis………..

    Who said we were relying? Fact is it’s a crucial game for both so surely we’d rather see them weakened?

    They’d bite our hand off to have Shelvey, Ritchie and Lascelles out..

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