Mark Robins is ready to hand Jazz Richards a full Huddersfield Town debut – and could also unleash Adam Hammill on Blackburn tomorrow.
The boss was pleased with both his right wing-backs, as well as former Rovers striker Jon Stead, as Charlton were beaten 2-1 on Tuesday.
While Richards can play midfield, Robins has made it clear he intends to use the on-loan Swansea man, who came off the bench three days ago, wide out during his three-month stint.
Hammill, of course, has been transformed into a wing-back since the Town chief switched to a 3-5-2 system, but has versatility on his side.
“Adam is a very capable player who offers goals, assists and creativity,” said Robins, who is hopeful midfielder Jonathan Hogg will return from a thigh problem.
“Just like Jazz, who is hungry to play games for us, Adam provides options, and as a manager, that’s what you are after.”
Robins, whose side are 10th to Blackburn’s 14th, must also decide whether to retain striker Stead, who made his first start since returning to Town against Charlton.
“I thought Jon used his experience very well,” said the manager of the 30-year-old, who ended his first spell at Town to join Rovers in a £1.25m transfer in February 2004.
“His pre-season (groin) injury means it’s taken him a little while to really get going, but he will give a lot to the club this season.”
Robins confirmed that Town have asked Swansea for permission to play Richards in Tuesday’s Capital One Cup third-round tie at Hull and are awaiting a response.
Europa League involvement means the holders enter the competition next Wednesday, when they face Town’s Championship rivals Birmingham at St Andrews.
Richards has played just once for Swansea this season.