It may be even a bigger game on Saturday than the game at Brighton was on Tuesday night and that’s because we are going up against the 3rd placed side in the league.
A win at the John Smith’s Stadium on Saturday afternoon will put us 3 more points clear in an automatic promotion spot and will also do a big favor for second placed Brighton.
David Wagner – Huddersfield manager
But Huddersfield manager David Wagner has his team playing some great stuff this season and they easily beat Brighton 3-1 at home in early February, so this game may be Newcastle’s toughest game of the season.
Huddersfield lost 5-1 at Manchester City last night, but it’s clear they are prioritizing promotion over any FA Cup run and fielded a weakened side last night.
In their last seven Championship games they have won six and drawn one – a 1-1 draw at Barnsley last Saturday.
45 year-old Wagner has only been at the club for 16 months but has transformed the team completely since leaving Borussia Dortmund in early November, 2015 and he’s one of the best young managers in the game.
This will be a very tough game for us on Saturday afternoon.