Huddersfield Town are hoping to bounce back from a midweek defeat this afternoon when they host Middlesbrough in the Sky Bet Championship.
Carlos Corberan’s side were beaten by a late QPR goal in the week, leaving them just outside the Championship play-off places.
The nature of the division means there’s a chance to put Wednesday night’s defeat right against Boro this afternoon.
Huddersfield have been on fire at home, securing 13 points from their last five fixtures at the John Smith’s Stadium.
Middlesbrough provide a different kind of test for Corberan’s side, though, and are taking early strides under the management of Chris Wilder.
Here, we identify a couple of dilemmas Corberan has:
Recalling Sorba Thomas
Thomas was rested in midweek against QPR, as Corberan preferred Ollie Turton at right wing-back and Josh Koroma in his attacking trio.
The Wales international hasn’t quite continued his whirlwind start to the season but you can’t deny how important his creativity has been to this Huddersfield side. He’s registered eight assists in the campaign so far and, if push came to shove, he’d be in Corberan’s starting line-up.
Today, Corberan has to decide whether to recall the 22-year-old against Boro in either his wing-back role or slightly more advanced in the front-three.
You’d imagine that the safe bet would be him coming back into the right wing-back role ahead of Turton. That’s an attacking change for a home fixture that Huddersfield should look to be winning.
When is the right time for Mipo to start?
Mipo Odubeko has struggled for game time at Huddersfield since arriving on loan from West Ham United in the summer. Corberan has managed him carefully and given him time to adapt to the demands of senior football.
Five cameo appearances from the bench have brought 72 minutes of Championship football, yet the wider feeling at Huddersfield is that Mipo is taking the right steps towards a first start.
Danny Ward is doing a great job leading the line for Town at the moment but supporters are eager to see what Mipo could bring to the side.
This afternoon might not be the right time for the 19-year-old to start his first Championship game but it’s a dilemma for Corberan nonetheless.