Huddersfield Town are yet to shake the threat of relegation in the Championship, which is a concern in more ways than one.
Firstly, and most obviously, Huddersfield cannot afford to slip into League One. Secondly, it is denying the club the chance to start planning for 2021/22, with the summer transfer window set to be a huge one for the football club given the sheer number of players out of contract.
There is, one way or another, going to be a lot of change within this Huddersfield group of players and plans need putting in place ASAP.
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Carlos Corberan – if he stays in a job – will want to retain some of those players, but others will be allowed to move on without much fuss.
With that in mind, we take a look at TWO players who will happily head for the exit door this summer…
Pritchard was signed when Huddersfield were a Premier League side, arriving for a reported fee of £12m.
Simply, his contribution hasn’t got anywhere close to justifying that outlay and as Huddersfield scrap for their Championship status, he’s not even getting a look in ahead of youngster, Scott High.
The midfielder’s deal is up in the summer transfer window and he is expected to move on to a new challenge.
Football League World understand that Mark Warburton is keen on a reunion at Queens Park Rangers with a player he got the best out of at Brentford earlier in his career.
Mbenza’s contract situation mirrors Pritchard’s, as does the fact that the winger has been another underwhelming, multi-million pound addition at Huddersfield.
To be fair to Mbenza, there have been times this season where he has looked like he’s really buying into what Corberan wants him to do.
Five goals and seven assists isn’t a terrible return, but if you watch Mbenza now, his body language suggests he’s not enjoying his football at all.
Mbenza was hooked at half-time in last night’s defeat to Bournemouth, with Sorba Thomas and Rolando Aarons, not to mention Aaron Rowe, looking a far better bet to create something from nothing for Town.
Given he’s a high-profile name and likely on big wages, it’s unlikely Huddersfield will want to carry him into next season.
That feeling is surely mutual.