It has been a truly awful season to be a Huddersfield Town supporter.
The Terriers have been dreadful in all aspects of their play yet it could be argued that the root of their issues can be narrowed down to their lack of attacking threat.
Having only scored 18 goals in 31 Premier League matches this season, it is hardly surprising that they find themselves in the position where they could be relegated to the Championship at the weekend if results do not go their way.
However, the emergence of forward Karlan Grant in recent weeks may have provided Huddersfield with the solution to this particular issue. Signed in the January transfer window for a reported fee of £2m from Charlton Athletic, (according to The Sun) the 21-year-old has made a bright start to his career at the John Smith’s Stadium, illustrating that he has the talent to become a key player for his new club.
A debut goal for the Terriers in his side’s 2-1 defeat against Arsenal in February was followed by an incredible individual performance at the London Stadium against West Ham United. With the score locked at 1-1, Grant scored to give Huddersfield the lead from close range before unleashing an incredible strike from the edge of the box to add another to his collection. However, even despite these heroics from the forward, his side still managed to somehow lose the game 4-3 by capitulating once again whilst under pressure, a recurring theme for the Yorkshire-based outfit this season.
Although Jan Siewert’s future with the Terriers may still be up for debate considering their impending relegation to the second tier, one thing that is overwhelmingly clear for the club is that they have to keep hold of Grant if they are to be successful next season. Whereas the likes of Steven Mounie and Laurent Depoitre have offered little in terms of attacking threat during the 2018/19 campaign, the former Blackpool loanee’s performances over the past two months have given the supporters something to be positive about.
Therefore, if Grant continues his form in the club’s final seven fixtures, he could begin to attract attention from elsewhere which for the sake of Huddersfield’s future should be ignored at all costs by their chairman Dean Hoyle.
A rash decision to sell the forward could easily lead to another season of turmoil on the pitch which is the last thing that anyone at the Terriers wants after what they have experienced so far this year.
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