Huddersfield Town key player has a match ban as he received his fourth yellow card against Sheffield Wednesday.

The captain, Jonathan Hogg, received his fourth yellow card of the season during the recent match against Sheffield Wednesday. The cutoff point for an automatic suspension is still some time away. Hogg’s disciplinary situation is now precarious as he is just one yellow card away from facing an automatic ban. This latest booking came in injury time during the goalless draw at Hillsborough when he committed a cynical foul on Owls center-back Di’shon Bernard, preventing him from advancing upfield after a Huddersfield Town attack broke down.

While this was Hogg’s first yellow card since being booked three times in the first four games of the new Championship season, it places him at risk of suspension for the next eight games. According to FA rules, players who accumulate five yellow cards up to and including the 19th league game of the season will be subjected to an automatic one-match suspension.

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Assuming the fixture list remains unchanged, Hogg will need to avoid receiving a yellow card until the trip to Swansea City on December 2. Huddersfield Town fans are undoubtedly eager for their combative captain to be available for the important derby game against Leeds United on October 28 at Elland Road.

Jack Rudoni is the player with the next highest number of bookings for Town, having received three yellow cards, while Delano Burgzorg, Josh Koroma, Matty Pearson, and Sorba Thomas have each accumulated two yellow cards. In the Championship, five players from other clubs have already reached the five-card threshold and have faced suspensions this season: Sam Field of QPR, Jacob Graves of Hull, Sam Morsy of Ipswich, Jannik Vestergaard of Leicester, and Ben Pearson of Stoke.

Beyond the 19th league game of the season (from match 20 onwards), the five-card threshold no longer applies. However, any player who accumulates ten yellow cards up to and including the 37th league game of the season will be handed an automatic two-match ban. Reaching 15 yellow cards up to and including the final regular league season game results in a three-match ban, while accumulating 20 yellow cards would lead to a special disciplinary hearing. The humorous reference to cake is a playful aside.

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