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Huddersfield V Hull at John Smith's Stadium : Match Preview

29 Mar 2013 09:32:01

Huddersfield V Hull at John Smith's Stadium : Match Preview

Huddersfield V Hull - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.


Terriers to call on duo

Jamaica internationals Jermaine Beckford and Theo Robinson are expected to be included in Huddersfield's squad for the home game with Hull.

Beckford, on loan from Leicester, fractured a knuckle on his debut for Jamaica against Panama last weekend, but made his second appearance in Tuesday night's defeat in Costa Rica with the aid of a splint.

Robinson, on loan from Derby, also featured for the Reggae Boyz, as a substitute in both matches, while defender Joel Lynch and midfielder Oliver Norwood were unused substitutes for Wales and Northern Ireland respectively and are also expected to be included in Huddersfield's squad.

Midfielder Keith Southern remains sidelined with a long-term Achilles injury, but is hoping to return to action within the next fortnight and otherwise Town manager Mark Robins will select his starting line-up from a full-strength squad.

James Vaughan (ban), fellow striker Sean Scannell (hamstring) and winger Danny Ward (foot) all returned to action in the recent win at Leeds.

Hull defender Abdoulaye Faye will return to the starting line-up for the first time since early February.

Faye, an unused substitute in the last four matches after returning from a calf injury, will step in for Paul McShane, who has been ruled out for the rest of the season with ankle ligament damage.

The Tigers will also be without midfielder Seyi Olofinjana, who has joined Sheffield Wednesday on loan until the end of the season.

But all seven of Hull's players who were away on international duty this week will be in contention.

Egyptian trio Gedo, Ahmed Elmohamady and Ahmed Fahti, Northern Ireland pair Alex Bruce and Corry Evans, Republic of Ireland's Robbie Brady and George Boyd, who made his debut for Scotland, have returned unscathed.

The Tigers, who occupy the second automatic promotion spot, take on third-placed Watford on Tuesday in the second of two games in the space of four days.



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