Huddersfield Town boss Mark Robins says the chance of making the Championship play-off zone provides an added incentive as his team prepare to tackle Blackpool in front of the Sky cameras at the John Smith's Stadium tomorrow night.

"It's still very early in the season, and if we do make the top six, it might only be for 24 hours, but it's an extra carrot," said manager Robins, who will pit his wits against former Manchester United teammate Paul Ince.

"We've got a great game in prospect, because they've made a good start to the season. It's a tough time to be playing Paul's side, but then we have to make sure it's a tough time to be playing us."

Ninth-placed Town trail Blackpool by five places and five points but have kept two clean sheets in their last three games and have collected five points in that spell.

 

Robins is hopeful centre-back Joel Lynch will be fit after taking a knock to the knee during last Saturday's goalless draw at Blackburn, but wideman Danny Ward is again set to miss out because of an ankle injury.

The boss changed his entire outfield starting XI for Tuesday's Capital One Cup defeat at Hull, but was tight-lipped on whether any of those involved, including former Blackpool midfielder Keith Southern, will keep their places.