SIMON GRAYSON has urged Scott Arfield and Anton Robinson to keep the pressure on Huddersfield Town’s influential midfield trio.
Keith Southern, Adam Clayton and Oliver Norwood have had a firm grip on their first-team places so far this season.
But Grayson, building up for today’s big return to Championship action at home to Wolves, said: “I want them looking over their shoulders.”
Arfield has made one start, in the opening league game at Cardiff, and six appearances from the bench while Robinson has yet to figure at first-team level this time around.
The pair both played in Tuesday’s behind-closed doors friendly at Everton and Grayson, who has Oscar Gobern out until the New Year after surgery on an ankle problem, insisted: “They are in my plans.
“Keith Southern, Adam Clayton and Oliver Norwood have done ever so well.
“There’s a good blend between the three of them and they have different attributes. But you always need the lads who are playing to be looking over their shoulders knowing there are others to come in.
“Scott and Anton both did well in pre-season and have continued to work hard and they are important players who will make a valuable contribution.”
Former Manchester United man Norwood returns to Town duty after playing 90 minutes for Northern Ireland in their sensational 1-1 World Cup qualifying draw in Portugal.