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Same again for Robins and Terriers

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Danny Wilson prepares to face high-flying Huddersfield at the County Ground with the same squad that saw off Carlisle at the weekend.

Charlie Austin, who was plucked from non-league Poole Town just two months ago, needed just three minutes to find the net on his full debut at Brunton Park and register what proved to be the only goal of the game.

The 20-year-old's performance means he is again likely to lead the line alongside Billy Paynter against the Terriers.

David Lucas returned in goal after illness and he will again keep Phil Smith on the bench as the Robins look to close the gap on the top six.

Wilson could even be tempted to name exactly the same matchday 18 with Hasney Aljofree (knee), Alan O'Brien (hamstring), Lloyd Macklin (fractured leg) and Kurt Hammonds (knee) not yet ready to return to competitive action.

Huddersfield manager Lee Clark has the luxury of choosing from an unchanged squad for the eighth straight game.

The Terriers boss has no new injury or suspension problems after his side's 2-1 win over Hartlepool on Saturday lifted them up to third place in the table.

Clark's side have won their last five matches in all competitions and the former Norwich coach is unlikely to make any changes.

Jordan Rhodes and Lee Novak are likely to continue up front with Theo Robinson starting on the substitutes' bench, while Lionel Ainsworth, Jim Goodwin and Tom Clarke are all having to be patient.

Town are still without striker Robbie Simpson and on-loan Manchester United midfielder Danny Drinkwater, who are both struggling with thigh injuries.

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