Huddersfield Town: Woods, Johnson, Novak & Bennett injuries to be assessed this morning

IAN BENNETT is under treatment for a thigh injury – but boss Simon Grayson is in no mood to panic ahead of Town’s play-off push.

Ian Bennett bowls out the ball against Wycombe Wanderers
Ian Bennett bowls out the ball against Wycombe Wanderers

IAN BENNETT is under treatment for a thigh injury – but boss Simon Grayson is in no mood to panic ahead of Huddersfield Town’s play-off push.

The veteran keeper picked up the problem when blocking at the feet of striker Emmanuel Ledesma late on in the 1-1 draw at Walsall on Saturday.

Like full-back Calum Woods (knee), midfielder Damien Johnson (clash of heads) and striker Lee Novak (hamstring), the 40-year-old didn’t train yesterday.

Grayson will assess all four this morning, and won’t be taking any risks as he looks ahead to Town’s final regular-season League I game against Yeovil at the Galpharm on Saturday.

Alex Smithies, recovered from the badly cut ear sustained in a freak training-ground incident, was on the bench at Walsall.

And Grayson can also call on the experience of Nick Colgan, who was among the substitutes for the two recent games when Smithies was ruled out.

“Benno has been in good form, and I was pleased with his performance at Walsall, but we have good options,” said Grayson.

“Hopefully he’ll be available for the Yeovil game, but there is no need to rush anything.

“Alex is eager for a return in any case and we have great back-up in Nick Colgan, so we’ll see how things go day-by-day.”

 
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