Huddersfield will be without midfielder Michael Collins for the home game with Walsall due to a broken finger.

Collins had surgery on Monday to repair both a fracture and snapped tendon sustained in Saturday's 3-0 defeat at Brentford.

But Antony Kay is available following suspension. The midfielder has missed the last two matches after reaching 10 bookings for the season and could feature.

Anthony Pilkington is doubtful after missing out over the weekend and manager Lee Clark is also waiting on defender Lee Peltier, who pulled out of the pre-match warm-up at Brentford after hurting his ankle.

But striker Lee Novak could boost the Terriers' front line after missing the last five games with a knee injury. Clark will hand late tests to all three players.

Huddersfield, who lost their first game in five league encounters on Saturday, are level on points but three goals better off than play-off rivals Colchester, in sixth place.

Walsall welcome back Troy Deeney but fellow striker Alex Nicholls has emerged as a doubt.

Top scorer Deeney comes back into the fold having served a two-match ban for his dismissal against Stockport, missing the back-to-back 2-1 home victories over Wycombe and Tranmere.

But Nicholls, who led the attack alongside matchwinner Darren Byfield on Saturday, sustained a calf strain and will be assessed.

Right-back Rhys Weston missed out against Rovers at the weekend having picked up a hamstring problem in training on Friday and will again miss out.

The Saddlers have enjoyed a turn in fortunes of late and are now unbeaten in three after experiencing a dip in form.

And manager Chris Hutchings will be hoping his mid-table side can continue their run over the remaining five matches to improve on their 12th and 13th place finishes from the past two campaigns.

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