Date:Saturday January 15 2011
Saturday, 15 January
Huddersfield Town head to managerless Walsall looking to keep their recent good run going and push up the league one table.
Tamas Kadar looks likely to continue at left-back especially with the news that Graham Carey has returned to Celtic after the two clubs failed to agree a deal to extend the loan until the end of the season.
Walsall currently sit second from bottom in League one with 19 points, a scenario that saw former Town player Chris Hutchings lose his job earlier this week.
Hutchings was spotted at The Galpharm for Towns 3-2 win over Plymouth, one wonders if he has passed any info on-to Lee Clark and his troops?!
'I don't focus on their managerial situation. They have picked up two very hard working away points in their last two games and I'm sure they will be looking forward to getting back to their home ground, so we have to be aware of that; it looks like they are fighting for each other to try and stay in the League.
'However, I don't want to put that down to their change in management because I would then be basically saying that they didn't do it for Chris Hutchings and I don't like to talk about a fellow manager in that way. As a manager, you like to think that the players you send out want to put on performances for their own professional pride.
'For whatever reason Walsall didn't pick up the points they would have liked in the first half of the season, but we know it's going to be tough on Saturday. They will fight for everything, but we are going into the game quietly confident. In terms of results we've had a good start to 2011 and since I asked the players to be more consistent at the start of the year that is all I can ask for.
'We've had one or two indifferent performances, but ultimately it is about winning football matches - or not losing if you can't win - and that is the way we have started the year. We are looking to improve on our performances, but we certainly want to continue with the results.'
Richard Taundry and Jimmy Walker could both be available following injury.
Darren Byfield (knee) is definitely out
The former Town defender will be wanting to put one over on the Terriers.
Tamas Kadar is set for his second start at left-back.
Graham Carey has returned to Celtic following the expiry of his loan deal.
Gary Naysmith and Damien Johnson are out injured.
Town will look to Kilbane to provide the experience to close out a traditionally difficult game for Town.
HUDDERSFIELD TOWN 1 - 0 WALSALL
Ian Bennett; Liam Ridehalgh, Peter Clarke (c), Antony Kay, Lee Peltier;
Graham Carey (Scott Arfield 76), Damien Johnson, Joey Gudjonsson, Anthony Pilkington;
Alan Lee, Jordan Rhodes (Joe Garner 68)
Nick Colgan, Nathan Clarke, Jamie McCombe, Lee Croft, Chris Atkinson
Town Red Card: Alan Lee (24)
All of Town's games are must win nowadays, and I fully expect three points today. Walsall 1 - 3 Town
Carlisle (A) Tuesday,18 Jan (JPT)
Colchester (H) Saturday,22 Jan
Hartlepool (A) Saturday,29 Jan
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Date:Saturday January 15 2011
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