Ghana's Yiadom having Huddersfield Town medical

Caltex Socceroo Aaron Mooy is gearing up for his first EPL season with newly-promoted Huddersfield Town

I think so. The atmosphere is really positive around Huddersfield and with the money they have spent - around £35m this summer, which is unheard of in these parts - coupled with David Wagner staying, it has bred confidence. As a player and a potential coach, it was vital that we keep Mark here.

'The pundits are there to voice their opinion, this is obviously their opinion, as it was last season. I will just have to play there and see.

"We already know we have some new faces and we are very lucky and happy to have been able to make signings early and have them work with us in pre-season".

And it will need to be with the Terriers, who won promotion via the play-offs, heavily tipped to return from where they came as they enter the Premier League cauldron for the first tine in their history.

The reasoning for such pessimism about Huddersfield's prospects in the new campaign may stem from their inexperience at that level.

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'There are not too many in this squad who have that experience, ' Smith said.

Yiadom joined Barnsley from Barnet in summer a year ago, having also played for Braintree Town and Hayes &Yeading FC.

Crystal Palace boss Frank de Boer has admitted that his side will be aiming for mid-table security ahead of the new Premier League season.

"They have nothing to lose in this game whereas we do".

'I always had in my mind that is what I wanted, ' he said. Aaron Mooy stood out last season and he was brought in for around £8m, and he is the main man in midfield.

A fee believed to be in the region of £2 million - the Reds' valuation of the player - has been agreed with the Premier League new boys.


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