Huddersfield Town manager Mark Robins will look to “freshen things up” against Charlton Athletic tomorrow night and encourage his side to go for the jugular.

The boss feels Town let the chance of three points pass them by in Saturday’s goalless draw against Doncaster and he’s keen to see a more clinical edge against the Addicks in the cut-price John Smith’s clash (7.45).

 

It could mean a start for Jon Stead up front following his positive impact as a sub against Rovers, and Robins is also hoping Jazz Richards will receive international clearance from FIFA to make his debut on loan from Swansea City.

The 22-year-old had to join Town’s fans in a crowd of 13,102 for the visit of Rovers – he’d been pencilled in for the right wing-back slot taken by Calum Woods – and he’s desperate to step up against Charlton.

“I’ll probably freshen things up for the Charlton match and I’m going to have a real good look at how we set up,” admitted Robins, who waits for checks on Woods (ankle), James Vaughan (thigh) and Anthony Gerrard (gashed eye).

“I am looking for a better performance on the ball than we got against Doncaster and it’s not just about fluidity, it’s about having the bravery to take the ball.

“Generally we do it pretty well and the goalkeeper has a big part to play in that. Sometimes he gets a bit anxious and wants to go Route One, trying to get the ball up front.

“When we did that at times, funnily enough, we had some success and you’ve then got to go on and take advantage. When we get the chances against Charlton we need to go for the jugular.”

Robins admitted with hindsight he probably should not have started with Oliver Norwood and Martin Paterson following their Northern Ireland exertions against Portugal and Luxembourg, but he was delighted with Stead’s contribution as a second-half substitute.

“Jon is desperate to play, it’s his hometown club and he wants to do well,” said Robins