Ross Wallace cheekily steals the secrets to Huddersfield Town's success 4 years ago

Ross Wallace cheekily steals the secrets to Huddersfield Town's success

When people talked about Championship promotion contenders before the start of this season, Huddersfield Town were not top of most people's lists.

However, with the help of a pre-season under Jürgen Klopp's former Borussia Dortmund colleague David Wagner, the Terriers have been contending with big-spending Newcastle United and Norwich City for a top-two spot.

They went into this weekend's Yorkshire Derby with Sheffield Wednesday knowing that victory would return them to the top of the pile, but Fernando Forestieri's penalty gave the visitors all three points.

Wednesday clearly worked out what makes Wagner's team tick, and some will point to a very cheeky tactic from Owls substitute Ross Wallace during the second half.

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Huddersfield's German defender Michael Hefele was handed some tactical advice on a notepad in the second half and passed it on to compatriot Elias Kachunga.


Kachunga then disobeyed one of the central tenets of football - always be aware of your surroundings. Yes, even if the ball isn't in the equation.

Wallace managed to nip in undetected and lift the pad from Kachunga before performing what we can only assume was a tidy bit of speed-reading.

Did he get anything of value? That's not for us to say. Though seeing as the visitors kept Huddersfield at bay we're sure the Scot will claim credit.

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