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Huddersfield Town-Wolverhampton Preview
The good news for Wolverhampton is that they might have something positive to build on coming out of the international break.
With their recent Premier League slide now in the past, Wolves try to record their first top-flight victory in almost two months Sunday, when they host Huddersfield Town.
Wolves (4-4-4) lost just once over their first eight Premier League games of the season. However, they are 0-1-3 since that strong start and enter this matchday 11th in the table. Their last victory came at Crystal Palace on Oct. 6.
That being said, hope is far from lost for Wolverhampton, who entered the recent international break off a 1-1 draw with Arsenal at the Emirates.
"We're going to keep doing what we're doing," defender Ryan Bennett told Wolves' official website. "We need to keep putting our stamp on the games and go and get the points."
Wolverhampton will also try to avoid a third consecutive defeat at home in the Premier League. They've conceded five goals in those two losses after giving up just three whilst going 2-2-0 in their first four top-flight home matches prior to their current rut.
"The lads are working as hard as we can and if we can continue that, we're going to be doing very well come the end of the season," Bennett said. "That's what we want to do. There's ambition at this club. I think everyone can see it, and it's important that do carry it on like we have done this season - to put that ambition forward.
"It's difficult in this league and I think this is the start of this football club pushing forward."
Huddersfield (1-4-7), enter the weekend smack dab in the middle of the relegation zone, but have made some forward progression of late. After beating Fulham for their first Premier League victory of the campaign on Nov. 5, they earned another point with a 1-1 draw against West Ham five days later.
As far as manager David Wagner is concerned, maintaining that unbeaten form is the focal point at the moment for a club that should be living for the here and now. Small steps in what they hope will add up to a successful stay in the top-flight.
"To be totally honest, the bottom three at the minute isn't the main focus," Wagner told Huddersfield's official website. "Psychologically, every win brings you forwards, big steps forwards, and if you can do it two times out three, it would be great."
Whilst some Huddersfield players spent the break on international duty, the rest of the team took part in a training camp in the south of Spain.
"It was a good time we spent together," Wagner said. "We were able to train and do what we wanted to do, but we were able to have family time together as well. This was exactly what we needed. Hopefully, we can take some positive out of it."
These teams last met during the 2016-17 season when Huddersfield posted a pair of 1-0 victories over Wolves to do the double in the Championship.
Updated November 23, 2018