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Critical time ahead, says Wells

Nahki Wells and Huddersfield Town will face Sky Bet Championship leaders Brighton & Hove Albion at home today in the first of back-to-back fixtures inside of three days.

Huddersfield are fifth in the table, ten points adrift of automatic promotion, while Brighton, who have only lost three games in the league, hold a one-point advantage over second-placed Newcastle United.

On Sunday, Huddersfield are at home to fourth-placed Leeds United in a Yorkshire derby.

Today's match with Brighton and Sunday's clash with Leeds will both be televised on Sky Sports.

“We have two season-defining fixtures coming up which in my opinion are very important,” Wells said. “These fixtures can have a big impact on how our season turns out. We have two big games on Sky and both are fixtures that can play a big part in the promotion race.”

Huddersfield will then face lowly Queens Park Rangers and Rotherham United away from home in the space of three days.

Huddersfield go into their fixture with Brighton with some momentum after their emphatic 4-0 demolition away to Rochdale in the fourth round of the FA Cup last weekend.

“The league games coming up were irrelevant before Rochdale and Brighton is a completely different game,” David Wagner, the Huddersfield head coach, said. “But we can take something from Rochdale, because every win binds you together and makes your chest bigger.

“The way the game was played, we know we can do something different if we need to. This gives the group even more confidence and shows they really trust and believe in what they are doing.”

Huddersfield have been drawn at home to Premier League side Manchester City in the fifth round of the FA Cup.

“It's a great tie to look forward to,” Wells said. “It's up against one of Europe's biggest and best sides and something to certainly look forward to.

“But we have two season-defining fixtures coming up that we should be worrying about right now and we will get to the FA Cup when it comes.”

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Published February 02, 2017 at 8:00 am (Updated February 01, 2017 at 9:49 pm)

Critical time ahead, says Wells

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