Terriers gear up for Lions test

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Huddersfield manager Lee Clark should have a full-strength squad to choose from for the first leg of his side's play-off semi-final against Millwall.

Versatile midfielder Tom Clarke has struggled with a knock that forced him out of the last-day defeat at Exeter but is expected to be passed fit.

Fellow midfielder Danny Drinkwater, on loan from Manchester United, sustained a thigh injury in the same match and was replaced at half-time.

But Clark said: "Tom is fine. He's a warrior. If there's any chance he can play then he will. Danny is the same. We have had good news back from the scan, so it looks positive."

Michael Collins returned to the bench at Exeter after recovering sufficiently from a badly fractured finger and is pushing for a recall to the starting line-up, while Nathan Clarke, Lee Novak, Robbie Simpson, Robbie Williams and Nathan Eccleston are all in contention.

Millwall's top scorer Steve Morison is touch and go for the trip north.

The 22-goal striker has not trained all week after suffering a dead leg against Swindon on the final day of the regular season.

Shaun Batt, Morison's strike partner at the weekend, is also struggling to be fit due to a hamstring injury and both will need late fitness checks.

Neil Harris, Gary Alexander or Tottenham loanee Jon Obika could come in to the attack.

Defender Alan Dunne is close to returning from the foot injury which has kept him out for five weeks although Saturday may come too soon.

Winger Danny Schofield will also be checked over as he has a calf problem.

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