Still hope for Huddersfield Town’s Gary Roberts
GARY ROBERTS still has a chance of figuring in Huddersfield Town’s promotion push.
The 28-year-old didn’t feature in either of the semi-final ties against MK Dons, although he was called into the squad for the second leg after Scott Arfield failed a fitness test on an ankle injury.
But with a week to go until the big Wembley final date with Sheffield United, boss Simon Grayson said there is still time to impress.
“Gary was unlucky not to be involved,” said Grayson, who made enforced changes because of injuries during both games against MK.
“It was a tactical decision to use other players because I felt they could influence the game the way I wanted them to.
“As a manager, you’ll always have 11 happy players and five who are okay because they are on the bench, but the rest will be disappointed.
“It’s tougher still with only five as opposed to seven substitutes, because you try to cover all the bases in terms of positions within the side.
“And the good thing about this squad is the unity.
“The lads who don’t make the 16 are still fully behind the ones who do, and that’s important.”
Grayson’s former club Blackpool bid for a return to the Championship today when they face West Ham in the Championship play-off final.
Grayson led the Tangerines to promotion from League I in 2007.