James Vaughan might have missed out on the chance of matching Andy Booth as the fastest Huddersfield Town player to take his goal tally into double figures in terms of dates after being rested for The Capital One Cup defeat at Hull.

But the nine-goal striker is very much a team player, and won’t care if he can help Mark Robins’ men claim a three-point haul at home to Blackpool tonight and climb into the Championship play-off places, at least until tomorrow’s matches.

The absence of Vaughan was one of 10 changes in the wake of last Saturday’s goalless draw at Blackburn, with keeper Alex Smithies the only man to begin both games, his busy week continuing with the signing of a contract extension.

Now the 23-year-old, whose deal runs to 2016 with the club having the option of a further year, will aim to celebrate with a third clean sheet in four league games, this time in front of the Sky Sports cameras.

Boss Robins and fans alike will hope Joel Lynch recovers from a knock to the knee to take his place in central defence, while there will also be keen interest in whether any of the outfield players on cup duty retain their places.

Midfielder Keith Southern, back from a calf problem picked up in pre-season, will be aiming for a first Championship game this time around, while teenager Duane Holmes must be hoping his bright outing from the bench at Hull brings a place in the 16.

Blackpool arrive in fourth spot and having confounded many pundits with their bright start, although having won five of their first half dozen matches, Paul Ince’s side have taken just one point from the last six available.

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Talented Tom Ince is an obvious threat to Town, who will be taking on a father and son combination for the second game running after Steve Bruce was in the dug-out and Alex on the pitch at the KC Stadium.

It will also be the second match in a row that Robins has pitted his managerial wits against a former Manchester United teammate, with Ince having taken over at Bloomfield Road in succession to Michael Appleton last February.

Former Rochdale keeper Matt Gilks, defender Kirk Broadfoot, midfielder Barry Ferguson (both Scotland internationals) and frontman Ricardo Fuller, a close-season signing from Charlton, are other influential members of Ince’s tangerine-clad squad.