Huddersfield Town’s fine season reached new heights on Saturday as they knocked Burnley out of the FA Cup with an impressive comeback win.
Carlos Corberan’s side are into the fourth round of the cup and will face Barnsley, whilst their focus in the Championship is on strengthening their grip on a place in the play-offs.
A push for top-six football wasn’t what anyone expected at the John Smith’s Stadium back in the summer, but here we are, with Huddersfield having plenty to play for in 2022.
The January transfer window is open right now, with Huddersfield not yet making any major moves in or out of the club.
As we know, though, things can change quickly in January and there’s still bits and pieces to keep an eye on over the course of the coming weeks.
We take a look at a couple of sagas that might play out:
Adding midfield depth
Jon Russell (pictured above with Harry Toffolo) put in a solid midfield performance against Burnley on Saturday, whilst Jonathan Hogg returned from injury.
Town had Lewis O’Brien and Scott High on the bench, whilst Alex Vallejo remains out injured.
Scanning over Corberan’s squad right now, it feels like the midfield is the area that if Huddersfield are going to strengthen if they do any business.
Someone with a touch more creativity in there wouldn’t go amiss, with O’Brien probably the most forward-thinking without possessing that real goal threat.
There’s not much speculation floating around right now, but that doesn’t mean Huddersfield aren’t on the lookout.
Leeds potentially reigniting O’Brien interest
It’s no secret that Leeds were hot on the heels of Lewis O’Brien back in the summer transfer window.
Ultimately, Leeds didn’t meet Huddersfield’s demands and O’Brien has since penned a new and improved contract at the John Smith’s Stadium.
Across at Elland Road, though, Leeds are still on the lookout for a midfield signing and their need has become more pressing this window given their Premier League struggles.
Again, there’s nothing to really suggest Leeds are about to launch a fresh attempt to sign O’Brien, but the longer the window goes on, the more you feel they might be tempted to revisit an old target.
Daniel James in the summer was an example of Leeds not forgetting about past transfer targets, with O’Brien someone that’s as highly-rated at Elland Road as he is at the John Smith’s Stadium.