HUDDERSFIELD Town Simon Grayson is optimistic about having international duo Gary Naysmith and Alan Lee available for the League I play-offs.
But he may well decide against giving either a tune-up for the two-legged clash with MK Dons when Town host Yeovil on Saturday.
Former Scotland left-back Naysmith and ex-Republic of Ireland striker Lee are overcoming knee injuries, and the boss believes both will be pushing for inclusion come the semi-final first leg on Saturday week (12.30).
The side finishing fourth – MK have a two-point advantage going into their final regular-season game against Walsall – will be at home in the second leg on Tuesday, May 15 (7.45).
Naysmith has been ruled out of the last 10 matches while Lee, who has scored seven times this season and proved a valuable foil for Jordan Rhodes, has missed three.
The former Crystal Palace frontman has been mixing training and treatment, with Grayson explaining: “It’s a case of building up the strength in his knee and doing some conditioning work as well.
“Alan, who has been an important player for us, is coming along nicely, and we’re confident of him making the play-offs, but there’s no need to rush, so if he’s not fully fit, he won’t figure on Saturday.