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Huddersfield Town Vs Swindon Town, Sat 13 Feb 2010

Terriers at full strength (©PAphotos)
Terriers at full strength (©PAphotos).

Huddersfield manager Lee Clark has the luxury of a full-strength squad to choose from for the visit of promotion rivals Swindon.

The Terriers are just two points adrift of the League One play-off places and will be desperate for victory at the Galpharm Stadium against fifth-placed Swindon.

Midfielder Michael Collins returned from a twisted ankle to play 70 minutes of Tuesday's goalless draw with Brighton and is pushing for a place in the starting line-up.

Striker Jordan Rhodes was dropped to the substitute's bench on Tuesday after Clark admitted that he had looked jaded.

However the Terriers' top-scorer came on just after the hour mark at the Withdean Stadium and is expected to return to the side on Saturday.

Swindon could hand a debut to new loan signing Matt Ritchie.

The winger arrived on loan from Portsmouth on Thursday in a deal until the end of the season and will be hoping for an early chance to shine.

But whether manager Danny Wilson opts to make changes to his attacking options - who have helped the club to a run of just one defeat in their last 15 league games - is a different matter.

Fellow new boy Vincent Pericard has been unable to break the red-hot strike partnership of Billy Paynter and Charlie Austin and, despite his recent return from a hamstring injury, is again expected to be on the bench.

Goalkeeper Phil Smith started Tuesday`s 4-2 win over Oldham after David Lucas suffered a recurrence of his groin problem and he remains a doubt ahead of the trip to the Galpharm Stadium.

Defender Alan Sheehan (hamstring) is still on the sidelines.

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Topics:
Alan Sheehan
David Lucas
Portsmouth
Matt Ritchie
Jordan Rhodes
Football
Charlie Austin
Vincent Pericard
League One
Huddersfield Town
Lucas
Swindon Town
Phil Smith
Oldham Athletic
Michael Collins
Alan Sheehan
Billy Paynter
Brighton & Hove Albion

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