Chris Powell is ready to turn salesman as he works to kick-start Huddersfield Town's campaign.

The John Smith's Stadium side go into tomorrow's clash with Millwall third-bottom of the Championship and without a home win in 11 attempts stretching back to last season.

Even with frontman Martin Paterson and defender Anthony Gerrard pushing for returns, the manager, chasing his first victory at the helm in his fourth game, feels the squad he inherited is light on numbers, especially with strike star James Vaughan sidelined by injury.

Powell is planning an overhaul during the January transfer window, but is ready to bring in short-term reinforcements via the loan system, with the frontline a priority.

 

He accepts Town's current position might make it hard to attract the right calibre of player, but pointed out: "If those we target have options, it's down to me to tell them what a good club this is and what a difference they could make.

"Long term, I want around 22 players, two for every position, because they have to be pushing one another for a place.

"In January, it's about building a squad with the right dynamic. At this stage, it's about strengthening for the short term to make sure we are not cut adrift.

"We have to hang in there. We have got the nucleus of a good side, and experience tells me things can change quickly in the Championship.

"We have some hard work ahead, but we're not going to shy away from it."