Huddersfield Town captain Peter Clarke says the players are refreshed and ready to resume their Championship campaign.

The international break means the skipper and his teammates will have had to wait a fortnight to try and hit back from the disappointment of their 2-1 defeat at Barnsley.

 

That left Mark Robins’ side 12th with seven points from a possible 15, three more than 18th-placed Doncaster, who have played a game fewer after the abandonment of their match at Charlton because of waterlogging.

Centre-back Clarke could have a new defensive colleague against Rovers after the loan signing of Swansea right-back Jazz Richards .

And he could come up against an old teammate in striker Theo Robinson, who is due back from international duty with Jamaica in time for the game.

“We would like to have gone into the international break with a positive result but it  wasn’t to be,” said the former Southend man.

“But we’ve had chance to regroup, mix some hard work on the training ground with some rest and relaxation and make sure we’re ready for a busy spell.”

It’s the first of seven games in three weeks, with Charlton visiting on Tuesday and Town going to Blackburn on Saturday week.

“We’re heading into a busy spell, but we’re used to that kind of schedule and see it as an opportunity to accumulate a good number of points,” added Clarke.

It’s the first meeting of the sides since 2007-08 and Town are seeking their first win over Doncaster in seven attempts.

The game will be refereed by Lancashire’s Paul Tierney.