Chris Powell will scour the loan market for a striker as he looks to build on last night's point against Wigan Athletic with a Huddersfield Town derby win at Leeds United on Saturday.

In the absence of James Vaughan, who faces up to four weeks out with a calf injury, Powell's side were held goalless by the Latics at the John Smith's Stadium.

Powell will also run a check on Joel Lynch, who was forced off late on by a thigh problem, while Danny Ward had to be replaced at the break because of a migraine.

Town kept a first clean sheet in 20 games and Powell said: "Considering our late concession against Middlesbrough on Saturday, I have to be pleased with that.

 

"It could have been better, and we had one or two good chances for Danny Ward, Nahki Wells and Sean Scannell, who I thought made a decent impact when he came on.

"Sean helped get the team up the pitch, but we didn't do that enough against a resolute Wigan side who have both experience and quality.

"But I thought my boys grafted and put in a really good effort, and while I wanted our fans to go home celebrating a win, we need to start somewhere."

The game was watched by a tickets-issued 11,083 crowd (657 from Wigan) and Powell, whose side dropped to 22nd in the Championship, added: "We'll get there.

"Our communication was good, which is crucial, and I was pleased with the way we kept our shape better.

"We have a big and testing game coming up at Leeds, but we're looking forward and we'll be ready to go there and compete."

Powell plans to play defender Anthony Gerrard and striker Martin Paterson in tomorrow's development match at Crewe Alexandra as they begin comebacks from injury.