Huddersfield 0-0 Cardiff: Player Ratings


Here we are again for another disappointing round of player ratings following Huddersfield's drab 0-0 draw with Neil Warnock's Cardiff City. A quick reminder, a 5/10 rating is an average rating here at TerrierBlog, so don't be dismayed if you see your favourite player getting a 5.


Ben Hamer: 5/10


The former Leicester shot-stopper showed great bravery to come out and block Mendez-Laing's effort and was rewarded with an injury. Despite leaving the pitch early in pain, it was a far better appearance than last week for Hamer.


Ben Hamer limps off

Florent Hadergjonaj: 4/10


The Swiss international looks like a small boy with his withdrawn features, slender build and wispy hair. On Saturday he played like a small boy, he was weak in the tackle and limp in his attacking. Disappointing as he is normally a solid performer for Town.


Christopher Schindler: 5/10


Not his best performance, but not his worst either. Won his fair share of physical battles with Zohore, but wasn't his usual inspirational self.


Zanka: 5/10


Looked a little rusty on his return to the team and his passing was poor. We're confident the Dane will improve with more time on the pitch.


Terence Kongolo: 6/10


Was solid at the back, as he usually tends to be but also used his athleticism and physicality to great success going forward. He helped inject a bit of pace into Town's often laboured attacking and was unfortunate not to score with a blistering effort from range.


Kongolo bust a gut

Jonathan Hogg: 3/10


Looked okay linking up with Mooy and Billing in midfield, but he seriously let the team down when he head-butted Harry Arter. That lack of control from Hoggy put the team in serious danger of losing the game, and means we will be without his presence for difficult upcoming games.


Hogg loses his head

Phil Bill: 5/10


Still looks like he's drifting through games and at times appears a little bit disinterested. It would be good if he showed some urgency in his game to go along with his fantastic passing range and thrust.


Aaron Mooy: 5/10


He was played mainly as a number 10 by David Wagner, and as fans who have followed the club all the way through Wagner's reign will know, Mooy can't play in that position. He was largely ineffective in that role again on Saturday.


Rajiv Van La Parra: 6/10


A surprise starter ahead of the game, VLP was perhaps Town's most potent attacking threat. But guess what? He frustrated fans and teammates alike by not crossing, shooting or passing when he had the chance.


Adam Diakhaby: 5/10


It was good to see Diakhaby starting for Town and his pace looked electrifying on the rare occasions that he got to run at the Cardiff defence. Although he did do his best VLP impression when he hit an extraordinarily poor cross-cum-shot.


Steve Mounie: 6/10


Looked like he had been told to pull his finger out of his arse following his barely passable performance last week at the Etihad. Had Town's only attempt on target, but was doomed from the start not to score because of Wagner's tactics.


Substitutes


Jonas Lossl: 6/10


It was great to see Lossl back in the team and he made some pretty good saves in the second-half. His distribution was a marked improvement on Ben Hamer's as well.


Isaac Mbenza: 4/10


Looked to be on a complete different wavelength to the rest of the players when he was introduced. But to be fair, it was a difficult game to make a mark in for Mbenza.


Laurent Depoitre: 5/10


The big Belgian tries and tries whenever he is handed a Town shirt, but like Mounie, he was fighting a losing battle from the start.


The Gaffer: 2/10


The starting line-up chosen by David Wagner spoke of cowardice and indecision. He picked a reserved midfield three and seemed remiss to attack Cardiff, his line-up also spoke of a manager that doesn't know his strongest 11.


Wagner must adapt

Wagner's tactics were also incredibly predictable, so much so that even Neil Warnock could spot them and come up with a simple tactic to repel Town. Please David, I beg you, return to some semblance of attacking football.

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