NEW HUDDERSFIELD Town signing Kallum Higginbotham, fit-again keeper Alex Smithies and eager frontman Alan Lee are all pushing for inclusion as Town prepare to tackle League I promotion rivals MK Dons at the Galpharm tomorrow.
All three were yesterday put through their paces in training at Canalside by manager Lee Clark, who also has versatile full-back Calum Woods and midfielder Scott Arfield available for the clash of the division’s second and fifth-placed sides.
Victory would keep Town in the automatic promotion places ahead of the two Sheffield clubs – Wednesday host Yeovil while United go to Colchester – and Clark, who will today assess ankle injury victim Danny Ward, is delighted at the options available.
“It’s great to have Kallum (signed from Falkirk) on board, and he has looked very lively in training, while Alan Lee has made a good recovery from his hip problem,” reported the boss, who had Smithies, out for 10 months with a knee injury, on the bench for last Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Tranmere.
“Alex came through the development match at Blackburn this week without problem, and we have another game lined up at Sunderland for Tuesday, but he is showing up well and I will have a conversation with (goalkeeping coach) John Vaughan to see exactly where we’re at.”
Ward has responded to treatment on the damaged ankle which forced him off at Tranmere, and with Gary Roberts sidelined after double hernia surgery and Donal McDermott having being transferred to Bournemouth, that’s good news for Clark.