Huddersfield Town went down without a fight last night against Norwich City, as a much-changed side were embarrassed 7-0 at Carrow Road.
Carlos Corberan’s side were second best in every department last night, but a look at team selection and in-game decisions tell you that a bigger game is on the horizon for Huddersfield against Rotherham United on Saturday.
Nevertheless, defeat at Norwich stole the Huddersfield headlines on a day when an interesting piece of transfer news developed regarding the Terriers and Dion Charles.
The Accrington Stanley striker has 17 goals to his name in League One this season and, as per Tom Barclay, has Huddersfield, Cardiff City and Derby County monitoring his progress.
What do we know so far?
At the moment there’s very little else other than the fact that Huddersfield are amongst a host of clubs with an interest in Charles.
The 25-year-old has scored 17 goals in 34 appearances this season, alongside registering two assists.
His form has helped Accrington to briefly flirt with the play-offs in League One, but it now looks nailed on that John Coleman’s side will drift towards a respectable mid-table position.
That would then leave them vulnerable as Championship sides circle their talisman.
Is a transfer likely to happen?
Huddersfield will have to stump up a fee if they are to land Charles and that’s likely to be seven figures given his form this season in League One.
Then, you’ve also got to consider the competition that the Terriers would face if they wanted to get the deal done. Cardiff and Derby, right now, probably feel like a slightly better option for a player stepping out of League One than a Huddersfield side that’s struggled to build consistency under Corberan.
Whatever materialises, it’s clear that Huddersfield need to address a number of areas within their squad, including the striking department.
There’s a lack of quality in the depth of this squad, which was underlined last night at Carrow Road.
When the frontline options aren’t available, Huddersfield aren’t at the level required to compete and their depth in the striking department is a small part of a big problem.
Whether Charles comes in to solve that or not, we wait and see.