HUDDERSFIELD Town boss Simon Grayson says today’s training session will be crucial to his team selection for tomorrow’s Championship clash with Bristol City at the John Smith’s Stadium.
The boss, who has right-back Jack Hunt starting a two-match suspension, is keen to see striker James Vaughan and left-back Paul Dixon come through the Canalside work-out unscathed.
On-loan Norwich man Vaughan missed last Saturday’s 4-0 defeat at Millwall with a thigh injury while Scotland international Dixon damaged a knee during Monday’s Under 21 clash with Leicester.
With full-back Calum Woods set to switch from left to right in place of Hunt, Dixon would compete with Joel Lynch and Tom Clarke to face second bottom Bristol.
“I’m not one to put a player in simply on the strength of a fitness test on the day of a game,” said Grayson, whose ninth-placed side aim to bounce back from successive away defeats.
“Both of them are responding to treatment, but they will have to do enough today to show they should be considered.”