SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY: Simon Grayson primed for derby challenge

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Huddersfield Town boss Simon Grayson is expecting a thrilling Yorkshire derby tomorrow tonight - but he doesn’t expect a repeat of last season’s Hillsborough encounter.

Last December the Owls and the Terriers played out a pulsating 4-4 draw, in a match that many consider one of the most entertaining in recent years. Since then, both clubs have gone on to change manager before securing promotion into the Championship; The Owls automatically and the Terriers via the play-offs.

Speaking to the press corps, Grayson said: “I hope it’s not as open as the 4-4!

“We had two cracking games against Wednesday last year and they’ve not been used to losing too many games. They’ve been used to winning games after coming up from League One, so we know what to expect going there. It’s a tough game because it’s a very tough place to go and win.”

Grayson also says he has been impressed with the Owls transfer dealings since they went up.

He said: “Dave (Jones) will have his own philosophies and when he went in there he probably didn’t need to change things too much. But he had to finish the job off and he did that.

“Dave has changed things over the summer and brought in his own players and own ideas and I think they’re a strong, competitive team.

“They’ve got real pace in the wide areas but they’re also big and strong and always a threat from set-pieces.”