JORDAN RHODES returns to domestic duty against Notts County tomorrow with boss Lee Clark telling his Town players: “We have to hit the net.”
The club’s 18-goal top scorer made his Scotland Under 21 debut on Thursday, playing the first 58 minutes of the 1-0 defeat by Belgium in Deinze.
He will link up with Town today to go through final preparations for the Sky-televised League I Galpharm showdown which kicks off at 4.00.
“I know Jordan was looking forward to playing and it’s terrific for both him and the club that he’s made his debut,” said Clark.
“Now the focus is back on our promotion challenge, and we’re all keen to continue the run that we’re on.”
Town aim to set a new club record of 18 league games unbeaten in the same season, but Clark added: “While we’re proud of our achievement, it has to go hand-in-hand with promotion.
“We’ve assessed last Saturday’s game against Swindon (which finished goalless) and the stats show that we put in 25 crosses and had 21 attempts on goal.
“We dominated from start to finish, and I want us to produce the same level of performance but put away some of the chances.”
It’s 17th-placed Notts’ first visit to Huddersfield since September 2002, when they were beaten 3-0 in a League II clash.
And Town are aiming for a double after their 3-0 win at Meadow Lane on the opening day of the season, when Anthony Pilkington (2) and Rhodes netted.
Without Kevin Kilbane, who is with the Republic of Ireland for today’s Euro 2012 qualifier against Macedonia, Clark has Lee Peltier back after a four-game suspension.
Keeper Alex Smithies (knee) and versatile Antony Kay (ankle) face fitness tests while newly-signed loan centre-back Sean Morrison is in the frame for a debut.