Huddersfield Town season predictions: Look to have outstayed their welcome in the Championship

Fresh from securing their highest league position in a decade, Huddersfield will be confident they can beat the drop this term, but do our writers agree?

Despite a winless run through February and March, Huddersfield were able to stay afloat last season in relative comfort, finishing in 16th place.

Chris Powell will look to secure another season of mid-table security, but that's never an easy task in such a competitive league as the Championship.

Prediction: 22nd.

Freddie Shires: Chris Powell has dramatically trimmed down last season’s squad but the new additions so far don’t exactly inspire confidence.

Damien Lucas: Likeable Chris Powell struggles to bring in enough quality to make Huddersfield competitive in a very tough league and they are sent packing to League One.

Mathew Nash: Huddersfield look to have outstayed their welcome in the Championship. Stagnation may lead to relegation.

Che Thomas: The Terriers also slip down towards the dropzone on account of several of the sides that finished below them last season making some good additions. The loss of Conor Coady to Wolves is a blow.

Stephen Pickering: Chris Powell is a good manager and should keep his side in the division. It could be a hard ask for the Terriers to finish in the top half, however, they should be comfortably safe. Key player: Jordy Hiwula.

Tim Poole: I can see a stable showing here and no real problems for Chris Powell and co - a far cry from last campaign's disastrous start.

Billy Hawkins: Will face relegation, but possess more quality than others below them to stay up.

Our writers were asked to predict the outcome of next season's Championship campaign. We accumulated their rankings (24 points for first place, 1 for 24th, etc), and created a predicted 2015-16 league table.

And here it is:


Derby County

Hull City




Ipswich Town

Blackburn Rovers

Leeds United



Sheffield Wednesday

Bristol City

Nottingham Forest


Bolton Wanderers

Birmingham City

Cardiff City

Charlton Athletic


MK Dons


Huddersfield Town

Preston North End

Rotherham United

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