Huddersfield Town's seven-game unbeaten run came to an abrupt halt on Saturday afternoon as they were beaten 3-1 away at Preston North End.
Danny Cowley has started to turn the tide with the Terriers, but they were undone in the first half as Jayden Stockley and Alan Browne put Preston 2-0 up.
Paul Gallagher added a third from the penalty spot, and whilst Juninho Bacuna did pull one back late on, Huddersfield were well beaten in their trip to Deepdale.
A number of players didn't impress for Huddersfield, and one of them was defender Terence Kongolo, who was making his return from a calf injury after around six weeks out.
The Dutchman was put in at left back against Preston, but Tom Barkhuizen enjoyed great success against him, and Kongolo then gave away a penalty with a bizarre handball.
Kongolo, 25, joined Huddersfield for around £17.5million (Goal) in 2018 after a strong loan spell, but he's now left fighting for his place under Cowley after a poor display.
Kongolo could have earned a move back to the Premier League over the summer as Aston Villa wanted to sign him according to the Daily Mail, but ended up going with Matt Targett instead – a decision they should probably feel pleased with.
Huddersfield fans have been slating Kongolo for his performance against Preston, slating him as 'awful' whilst claiming that he clearly doesn't want to be with the club anymore, and shouldn't be playing ahead of Jaden Brown, leaving Villa to no doubt feel like they had a near miss.
Kongolo wasn’t interested in the slightest...but still looked better than Flo— Jamie (@Jamie__1739) November 9, 2019
Chalobah simply awful and Worst performance in a Town shirt for Kongolo— Ben Heald (@BenHeald_29) November 9, 2019
All the same, Cowleys, please tell me that's the end of Kongolo at left back. When he's in form, it's OK. When he's not in form, no.— CranJerry Hinnen (@JerryHinnen) November 9, 2019
Shows how much Jaden Brown has cemented his place in the team when he looks far more solid than Kongolo?— Dave Herbert (@DaveHerbert3) November 9, 2019
They teach you to put your arms by your side when you first start kicking a ball. Kongolo is an international player who can’t even do the basics of defending.— Al (@alex_gibb18) November 9, 2019
So who was excited that Kongolo was back? Jayden Brown proving who’s the better LB...— Daniel (@big_denial) November 9, 2019
Someone remind me what Terence Kongolo brings to the team...— Adam (@George_AdamG) November 9, 2019
The less said about Kongolo and Chalobah, the better. They looked like competition winners in that first half #htafc— Elliott (@elliotthtafc) November 9, 2019
I know Kongolo hasn’t played in a while, but judging by his performance so far, his last appearance was in the 3-1 win at Preston in 1969— Terrierblog.co.uk (@TerrierBlog) November 9, 2019
Kongolo has been awful@for nearly a year mate but people won’t call it out as he cost £17.5m. Trust me, he doesn’t want to be here.....— Neil Waine (@BradfordTerrier) November 10, 2019
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