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The best Huddersfield Town XI since the Millennium – Right-Backs



Huddersfield Town have certainly gone through all the emotions since the turn of the Millennium seeing their side compete in all four professional divisions. 

Town were relegated to the old fourth division in 2003 but won promotion back to third-tier before being promoted to the Championship in 2012.

After three seasons of flirting with relegation from the Championship, Town won promotion to the Premier League for the first time in their history after overcoming Reading in the 2016 play-off final.

Against all odds, the Terriers survived their first season in the top flight finishing 16th in the 2017-2018 Premier League season before being relegated to the Championship a year later.

With the postponement of professional football running until at least the 30th April, we are taking a look at the best Huddersfield Town XI since the Millennium.

On Tuesday, we took a look at the goalkeepers, with Jonas Lossl leading the way with 43% of the vote so far.

Today we are taking a look at the right-backs and, once again, will ask you to vote for your favourite since the turn of the Millennium.

Calum Woods (2011-2014) 

Now playing for Tranmere Rovers, Calum Woods joined the Terriers back in 2011 and went on to make 81 appearances for the club.

The 33-year-old made 26 appearances during Town’s League One promotion-winning campaign in 2011-2012 and featured in all of the side’s three play-off matches.

After a drab affair in the final against Sheffield United, Woods was amongst the Town penalty scorers that took the club back to the second tier for the first time since 2001.

Woods would appear 30 times the following campaign as Town retained their Championship status before leaving for Preston in 2014.

Tommy Smith (2013-2019) 

Warrington born Tommy Smith made 200 appearances during a six-year spell at the John Smith’s Stadium between 2013 and 2019.

The 27-year-old featured 42 times in the Championship and in all three play-off games over the 2016-2017 season, captaining the side in the play-off final against Reading.

Smith featured 24 times for the Terriers as they retained their Premier League status the following season but would leave for Stoke following the club’s relegation in 2019.

Florent Hadergjonaj (2017-present) 

Hadergjonaj joined the Terriers initially on-loan from Ingolstadt and made 27 appearances for the Terriers in his first season in English football.

The 25-year-old scooped Players Young Player of the Season and the President’s Prize in Town’s end of season awards following the conclusion of the 2017-2018 season.

Hadergjonaj made his switch to Town permanent in March 2018 but fell out of favour under current boss Danny Cowley, joining Turkish side Kasimpasa in January.

Danny Simpson (2019 – present) 

Simpson was the first of an influx of signings made by Danny Cowley since arriving at the club in September.

The former Premier League winner bought a wealth of experience to Huddersfield’s starting XI, helping the Terriers keep four clean sheets in his first seven starts.

Since then, Simpson, along with new defensive signings Harry Toffolo and Richard Stearman have helped Town move three points clear of the Championship relegation zone.

The best Huddersfield Town XI of the Millennium – Right-Backs

Calum Woods

Calum Woods

Tommy Smith

Tommy Smith

Florent Hadergjonaj

Florent Hadergjonaj

Danny Simpson

Danny Simpson

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