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Huddersfield Town winger will be hoping to prove a point following 28-y/o’s departure

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This article is part of Football League World’s ‘Player view’ series. This content strand is where we put ourselves in the shoes of a given player, and offer an opinion-based outlook on the perspective on the situation at hand…

It’s safe to say that Huddersfield Town haven’t had the best of starts to life back in the Championship, following their relegation from the Premier League last season.

The Terriers currently occupy one of the relegation spots heading into the international break, where they’ll be keen to appoint Jan Siewert’s successor.

Siewert was dismissed after a poor start to this year’s league campaign, which brought an end to a miserable spell with the club, where he only won once since being appointed back in January 2019.

Some key players have left the club, but that still isn’t a good enough excuse for the club’s supporters, who will be keen to see their side turn around their poor start to the season at the earliest of opportunities.

Rajiv van La Parra was one of the players to leave the club during the transfer window, which certainly came as a surprise after the 28-year-old left just hours after featuring in their defeat to Luton Town.

The winger made four appearances for Huddersfield this season, and although he didn’t hit the form he would have liked to, he’ll leave a sizeable void for the Terriers going forward.

One player that is likely to be pleased to see van La Parra leave the club though will be Elias Kachunga, who has rarely featured in this year’s league campaign.

Kachunga has been restricted to just one league start this term, and he’ll be hoping that he can return to the starting XI now that van La Parra has left the club.

Kachunga played a key role in Huddersfield’s promotion to the Premier League in the 2016/17 season, and if he can recapture his best form, then they shouldn’t have a problem in firing themselves up the Championship table.

The winger has had his fair share of injury problems over the years, but he’ll be keen to put that behind him and play his part as they look to return to the top-flight at the first time of asking – which seems like a tough ask already this season.

He’s not the most clinical in front of goal in recent seasons, but Kachunga makes things happen going forward, and Huddersfield need a player that is going to provide the creative spark.

The 27-year-old can certainly do that, but he needs to be given a consistent run in the side to find his best form, and steer Huddersfield clear of the bottom three.

The tricky winger scored 13 goals in his last spell in the Championship, so he’s clearly got something about him, and he’s the type of player that Huddersfield’s new manager should be building their team around this season.


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