Huddersfield Town striker Jermaine Beckford out of Derby County clash and set for scan on hamstring injury

TOWN are still sweating on the extent of Jermaine Beckford’s hamstring injury.

Jermaine Beckford celebrates the goal against Crystal Palace

HUDDERSFIELD TOWN are still sweating on the extent of Jermaine Beckford’s hamstring injury.

The striker is certainly out of tomorrow’s Championship trip to Derby – along with Joel Lynch, Keith Southern, Chris Atkinson and Danny Ward.

Instead of heading to Pride Park, Beckford will have a scan after limping off late in Town’s welcome 1-0 home win over Crystal Palace on Wednesday.

The former Leeds ace, who has already missed seven matches through injury since signing on loan from Leicester, was only on the pitch for seven minutes, having replaced match-winner James Vaughan.

“I’ve had a chat with Jermaine, and he’s obviously gutted,” said caretaker manager Mark Lillis, who recalled his other Leicester loanee, midfielder Neil Danns, against Palace after he and Beckford were ineligible against their parent club in the FA Cup last Saturday.

“We’re letting the injury settle down then sending him for a scan, and hopefully the problem will be at the lower end of the scale.”

Midfielder Anton Robinson, who has figured just twice this term, has been loaned to League II leaders Gillingham for the rest of the season while development squad midfielder Scott Kay has been loaned to Blue Square Premier side Southport.

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