Huddersfield’s playoff ambitions appeared to be waning in the early weeks of December, but Carlos Corberan’s side have rediscovered their form and have taken 10 points from the last 12 available.
The Terriers are unbeaten in their last seven matches in all competitions and have lost just one of their last eight games at the John Smith’s Stadium.
The squad’s confidence was boosted even further last weekend as they came from behind to knock Premier League side Burnley out of the FA Cup with a 2-1 win at Turf Moor.
Huddersfield have kept two successive clean sheets in the Championship and only West Bromwich Albion and Bournemouth have registered more shutouts in the division this season than the West Yorkshire outfit (10).
This will be Swansea’s first league game in over a month, as due to fixtures being postponed they have not played in the Championship since a 4-1 home defeat to Nottingham Forest on December 11.
Like Huddersfield, the Swans faced top flight opposition in the FA Cup last weekend, narrowly losing 3-2 to Southampton after extra time.
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It means that Russell Martin’s men are on a four-match losing streak in all competitions – the club’s worst run of form since last April.
Only Barnsley and Peterborough United have picked up fewer points away from home than Swansea (11) in the Championship this season.
The Welsh side beat Huddersfield 1-0 in this season’s reverse fixture in September as Joel Piroe scored the only goal, but have only claimed victory once on their eight previous visits to the John Smith’s Stadium.