By Olly Allen

19th Nov, 2021 | 1:30pm

West Brom clash will be 'feisty', says Huddersfield Town midfielder Lewis O'Brien

West Brom will be in for a “feisty” game against Huddersfield Town on Saturday, says Terriers midfielder Lewis O’Brien.

The Baggies travel to the John Smith’s Stadium this weekend hoping to make up ground on the Championship’s top two, Bournemouth and Fulham.

Meanwhile, Carlos Corberan’s side sit eighth in the table a point behind the playoffs, but have won just one of their last five matches.

O’Brien, who has made 15 league appearances for Huddersfield this season, was speaking to the club’s media channels ahead of the game.

“West Bromwich Albion will be a game that’s feisty and end to end,” he said.

The midfielder also identified who his side will have to watch out for, naming a former Terriers forward.

“Karlan’s [Grant] one of their most dangerous players, but they have some fantastic players.

“We’ll need to be stopping all 11 players.”

Close contest

It should certainly be tight encounter in West Yorkshire on Saturday afternoon, with both teams looking to put inconsistent runs of form before the international break behind them.

As a side who have just come down from the Premier League, West Brom will be a team that everyone wants to beat in order to make a statement and playoff-chasing Huddersfield certainly appear to have that mentality.

If the two clubs’ last meeting is anything to go by, O’Brien’s suggestion of a feisty game could be spot on; in Huddersfield’s 2-1 win in July 2020, there were 10 yellow cards dished out.

This season, only Middlesbrough and Stoke City have received more yellow cards than the Terriers (36), while the Baggies are not too far behind with 33 [via WhoScored].

As for Karlan Grant, the “dangerous” 24-year-old is aiming to score for the eighth time in 10 matches.  

In other West Brom news, Steve Madeley has named two players who are likely to leave the club in the near future.

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