Terriers midfielder lambasts possible EFL fine a ‘joke’

Date published: Tuesday 2nd May 2017 2:52

Huddersfield Town midfielder Dean Whitehead has branded a fine that looks set to be imposed on his club for selecting an under strength squad as a ‘joke’.

The 35-year-old took to social media to vent his frustrations on a possible EFL action to fine the Terriers for their team selection against Birmingham on Saturday.

An EFL Spokesman has said: “We are aware of Huddersfield Town’s team selection for their fixture at Birmingham City on Saturday and the EFL executive will be considering the matter on Tuesday.

“EFL rules state that all clubs are subject to the requirement to play their strongest side in all Sky Bet League matches unless some satisfactory reason is given.

Huddersfield boss David Wagner played an under strength XI over the weekend as the West Yorkshire outfit look to prepare themselves for the Championship play-offs that lay ahead.

Wagner made 10 changes to his squad as the Terriers went on to to lose 2-0 to a relegation-threatened Birmingham.

Birmingham went down to 10 men after Che Adams challenge on Martin Cranie however four minutes before half-time Jonathan Grounds put the relegation threatened Blues ahead.

Craig Gardner then doubled his side’s lead from the penalty spot. The victory keeps Birmingham out of the relegation zone with only game remaining.

That loss for Huddersfield now means they have now dropped two places to fifth place as they look to face Cardiff in their final game of the season.

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