Chris Powell says Diego Poyet is settling in nicely as he pushes for a first Huddersfield Town appearance in the big derby against Sheffield Wednesday.
Both the Yorkshire rivals could have loan midfielders on debut, with Wednesday bringing in Lewis McGugan from Championship rivals Watford.
Powell signed West Ham United’s Poyet, to whom he gave a Football League bow when manager of Charlton Athletic, a fortnight ago.
Within 24 hours of arriving, the 19-year-old was an unused substitute in the 3-1 defeat by Fulham at Craven Cottage.
“It was all a bit of a whirlwind, and while I would have liked to have brought him on, the way the match was going dictated otherwise,” said Powell.
“We’ve all been on hold because of the international break, but at least Diego has had time to get himself sorted out and settled in Huddersfield.
“He has got to know his way around and got to know the rest of the players and he has been training well.
“Diego is a good kid and a good player. He’s more of a defensive midfielder than some of those we have already, so he gives options.
“He has a lot of energy and a lot of creativity. The initial deal was 28 days (it runs out after the home match against Brentford on December 6) but hopefully we can extend it.”