SIMON GRAYSON’S plans for Huddersfield Town’s big away games at Peterborough and Millwall could hinge on today’s Under 21 match at Barnsley.
The boss, whose side went third in the Championship by beating Wolves 2-1 on Saturday, is set to give returning centre-back Joel Lynch a run-out against the young Reds.
Former Nottingham Forest and Brighton man Lynch returned after suspension and a shin injury as a substitute at the John Smith’s Stadium on Saturday.
He had missed the previous four games but came on for scorer James Vaughan in the 80th minute as Town, who also had Jermaine Beckford on target, defended their lead following Sylvan Ebanks-Blake’s goal.
Click on the link below to view a gallery of match action, including both goals, from the game
"Joel is still a bit away from being 100% match-fit," explained Grayson. "He had only trained a couple of times so was never in contention to start against Wolves.
"But he may have 45 minutes over at Barnsley and we’ll see where we are after that, because it’s always good to have options."
Full-back Calum Woods should be fine after suffering cramp late on while on-loan Wolves winger Adam Hammill is available after being ineligible against his parent club.
Peterborough remained bottom of the table after a 1-0 defeat at Watford, and have lost all five home league matches so far this season.
But Grayson warned: "No games are easy in this division and we will have to approach the match as if we are playing the leaders.