Siewert to keep mixing things up
Huddersfield boss Jan Siewert says he may decide to make a few interesting calls when his side travel to Brighton on Saturday.
Siewert gambled on eight changes in the home game against Wolves in midweek and was rewarded with the club's first win in three months, with Steve Mounie's stoppage-time strike snatching a 1-0 victory.
Karlan Grant, who joined from Charlton in January, and defender Demeaco Duhaney were handed their full debuts while centre-half Jon Gorenc Stankovic made his second league start of the season in a deep-lying midfield role.
Siewert said more players could appear in unexpected roles as the Terriers, 13 points from safety at the foot of the table, refuse to give up on their Premier League status.
"Maybe each manager has a different view on his players," he said. "It's not easy when you come into a club and have no pre-season, so I have to get to know them and to learn about them personally, as individuals, but also about their performance.
"Maybe there are some things which we haven't seen before but I'd say this is normal. When I don't pick a player there is a reason for it. I'm paid for making decisions."
James Mason grew up in Northumberland so is entrenched in both the football and golf scenes. A low handicap golfer, he also follows Newcastle United and predicts big things under Rafa Benitez.