Sheffield Wednesday defender Jack Hunt discusses Huddersfield's strengths ahead of weekend clash

The two sides meet at the John Smith's Stadium this weekend.

Sheffield Wednesday defender Jack Hunt has warned his Owls teammates that they will have to play very well to get a positive result out of their clash with Huddersfield Town this weekend, the Sheffield Star reports.

The Owls travel to the John Smith's Stadium looking to secure their third consecutive win - having won 3-0 twice in a row before the international break - but will be coming up against a side that also enjoyed an emphatic win before the break.

David Wagner's side thrashed Leeds United 4-1 at Elland Road, and Hunt - whose career began with the Terriers - admitted that he has been impressed by the way his former club have adapted to the manager's footballing philosophy.

"They utilise the ball very well, get a lot of passes in, but we've got to go there and adapt to their style of play but obviously we have to play our own game and hopefully that may be enough," he told the Star.

"They are coming together really well.

"Obviously it is my old team so I keep a good eye on their results and you'd have thought next season you'd see even more of a push from them because the manager will have had a full pre-season to get his thoughts across.

"Credit to the players, they seem to have taken to it very quickly and you've seen it on the pitch."

While the full-back is wary of the threat Wednesday's opponents pose, one thing that will give Carlos Carvalhal plenty of confidence going into the match is the inconsistency that Huddersfield seem to have in their game.

The home side have not won three games in a row all season and have lost three of their last five fixtures, which should mean the much more consistent Owls should go into the encounter with a very good chance of strengthening their position in the play-off places.

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