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Huddersfield Town Vs Millwall, Fri 16 Apr 2010

Novak set for Terriers return? (©PAphotos)
Novak set for Terriers return? (©PAphotos).

Huddersfield striker Lee Novak could return to the starting line-up for Friday night's home clash with promotion rivals Millwall.

Novak had missed five matches due to a knee injury before returning to the squad against Walsall in midweek when he stepped off the substitutes' bench to fire a stoppage-time winner.

Terriers manager Lee Clark must decide whether to stick with the same starting line-up, meaning Theo Robinson alongside Jordan Rhodes up front, or recall Novak.

Clark has no new injury or suspension problems, but defender Lee Peltier remains doubtful with the ankle injury that has kept him out of the last two matches, midfielder Michael Collins is out with a badly broken finger and Robbie Simpson (thigh) is not yet ready to return after his long lay-off.

Huddersfield must beat Millwall if they are to be certain of maintaining their three-point advantage over seventh-placed Colchester going into the final three matches.

Liam Trotter is set to miss out when Millwall travel north.

The on-loan Ipswich midfielder suffered a hamstring strain at Yeovil in midweek and could face a spell on the sidelines.

The Lions will also be without defenders Alan Dunne and Andy Frampton through injury.

Dunne was replaced by Jack Smith at Huish Park after picking up a groin injury in training and Frampton is struggling with a calf problem, although both should be back in training next week.

Boss Kenny Jackett may make alterations after Tuesday's disappointing 1-1 draw saw them slip out of the top two.

Substitute Jon Obika's last-gasp equaliser means he is pushing for a start while fit-again striker Gary Alexander (heel) is also in contention.

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Topics:
Yeovil Town
Colchester United
Ipswich Town
Jordan Rhodes
Football
Jack Smith
Millwall
League One
Andy Frampton
Huddersfield Town
Walsall
Gary Alexander
Alan Dunne
Robbie Simpson
Lee Novak
Jack Smith
Michael Collins
Lee Peltier
Theo Robinson
Liam Trotter

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