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Huddersfield Town winger Sean Scannell out for at least a month - and maybe until April

The winger has a knee injury

Huddersfield Town v Rotherham Utd. John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield. Sean Scannell.

Huddersfield Town could be without Sean Scannell until April.

Head coach David Wagner believes that’s the worst-case scenario for the wideman.

Scannell has already missed four games with a difficult-to-pin-down knee injury.

And the 25-year-old faces at least another month out.

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A specialist check has allayed fears that an exploratory operation might be needed.

But it’s expected to take four weeks for the problem to settle down.

“It’s good we hope to achieve recovery without an operation,” said Wagner.

“If all goes well with that recovery, then rehabilitation, we could have him back before the international break (there’s a blank fortnight after Leeds United away on March 19).

“Otherwise, we will work with him during the international break to prepare him for the rest of the season.

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Town host Sheffield Wednesday on April 2, then have seven further games.

Scannell has made 146 Town appearances (91 of them starts)

and scored nine goals since joining from Crystal Palace in 2012.

Wagner is confident Joe Lolley will recover from a bout of illness in time to face Cardiff City.

And he believes Kyle Dempsey, who missed the 2-1 defeat at Brighton and Hove Albion with a knee injury, will also be available.

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The versatile former Carlisle United player is expected to replace suspended right-back Tommy Smith.

Martin Cranie will take over from skipper and centre-back Mark Hudson, who is starting a two-game suspension.

William Boyle, Town’s 20-year-old development centre-back who is back from a loan stint at League II York City, is set for a place on the bench.

Wagner also has midfielder Jonathan Hogg back from a one-match ban.

“I am happy about the solutions we have found for the supensions,” said Wagner, who could hand a home debut to Algerian international forward Karim Matmour, who appeared as a substituite at Brighton.


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