Huddersfield Town's Jazz Richards is hoping to figure for the full 90 minutes of Saturday’s big Roses derby at Blackburn and insists Town have what it takes to claim three more Championship points.
The on-loan Swansea and Wales defender finally made his debut as a substitute in Tuesday’s 2-1 home win over Charlton after his international clearance arrived five hours before kick-off.
“I’ve come here to play games, and that’s what I intend to do,” said the 22-year-old right-back who if selected, will try to help Town put the brakes on old boy Jordan Rhodes.
The Scotland striker registered his sixth goal of the season from the penalty spot in Tuesday’s 2-1 loss at Leicester and now has 34 for Rovers since his £8m switch in August of last year.
But the statistic Richards is more interested in is Town’s points tally, currently standing at 11 from seven games, three better than Blackburn.
“It’s going to be a tough test, but we have a good set of players here and we play a good brand of football – that’s one of the reasons I wanted to come,” he explained.
“A similar style has served Swansea very well in recent years, and I didn’t want to be going from one extreme to another.
“I had a few choices of club, but the manager here told me everything I needed to know and I’m just glad I am now able to get going.
“It was good to get on the pitch the other night - the paperwork came through too late for me to have a realistic chance of starting – but hopefully I will figure from the off at Blackburn.”