LEE CLARK has given Huddersfield Town’s loaned-out players the green light to figure in the FA Cup tomorrow.
Only striker Robbie Simpson, who is at Oldham, and defender Greg Pearson, at Blyth Spartans, were able to play in the first round.
But after Town’s elimination at Swindon last month, Clark has given permission for left-back Liam Ridehalgh to play for Paolo Di Canio’s side at Colchester.
Centre-back Nathan Clarke will be able to join Simpson in the Oldham line-up at Southend while his versatile younger brother Tom will be available for Leyton Orient, who host Gillingham.
Meanwhile striker Jimmy Spencer, who is making a big impact at Cheltenham with six goals in 19 appearances so far, will be in second-round action at Luton.
“There were obvious issues about players becoming cup-tied while we were still in the competition,” explained manager Clark, who will give his players a weekend off before starting preparations for next Saturday’s home League I clash with Bournemouth.
“That doesn’t apply now, and we’re happy for all the players concerned to be involved.