Huddersfield Town defender Joel Lynch faces late fitness test for Bolton game as Kallum Higginbotham returns from Carlisle

HUDDERSFIELD TOWN defender Joel Lynch will have a fitness test ahead of tomorrow's crunch Championship clash with Bolton Wanderers at the John Smith's Stadium.

Joel Lynch

HUDDERSFIELD TOWN defender Joel Lynch will have a fitness test ahead of tomorrow's crunch Championship clash with Bolton Wanderers at the John Smith's Stadium.

Boss Simon Grayson is keen to include the versatile former Nottingham Forest man - but won't take any risks over the hamstring injury him forced him off against Leeds United last week. Town suffered a third defeat in four games in the derby to slip to 15th, but Grayson is confident his men can hit back against Bolton, three places and three points below in the table.

"We've got James Vaughan and Sean Scannell pushing for starting places, and Chris Atkinson will also come into consideration after his impressive performance against Leeds," said Grayson. "Bolton will be tough opponents, because they are under pressure to make a quick return to the Premier League and have had an upturn since their change in management (Dougie Freedman for Owen Coyle). "But we have more than enough quality in our squad, and after a couple of disappointing displays, the players are focused on producing what is needed to get three points."

Striker Kallum Higginbotham is back at Town after his loan spell at Carlisle United, originally due to run until December 22, was cut short by the League I club.

 
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