MORECAMBE manager Jim Harvey could be forgiven for pushing thoughts of a trip to the Galpharm Stadium onto a back burner.
In charge at Christie Park now for a decade, Harvey has had enough on his plate just doing a head count at the Conference club this season.
After last weekend's 2-1 home win against Woking, for instance, Harvey had 13 of his 21-strong squad out injured.
He still managed to reshuffle resources to score a 3-1 win against Halifax at The Shay on Tuesday, underlining the determination of the west coast club to gain promotion to the Football League sooner rather than later.
Leading that bid this season is former Manchester United player Michael Twiss, who was leading scorer for Chester City as they romped to the Conference title last season.
Injuries, however, have clouded progress so far and Harvey explained: "We really haven't had much time yet to think about coming to Huddersfield.
"Three of our lads have had operations, plenty more have been injured and three of the new signings - Carl Ruffer, Jimmy Kelly and Sean O'Connor - haven't kicked a ball yet.
"It's all contributed to us not being able to field a settled team and we are not into our football as we would like to be.
"We are battling and scrapping and just turning teams out game to game, so we are obviously delighted to have won against both Woking and Halifax this week.
"The focus at the moment is to get as many Conference points on the board for the return of some of our players rather than the LDV, although the lads will enjoy it when it comes around.
"Ordinarily I would have watched Huddersfield, but it just hasn't been able to be one of my priorities.
"All I can say is we will go there and compete."
Irishman Harvey, a former midfield player whose career included spells with Arsenal, Bristol City, Wrexham and Tranmere Rovers, has spearheaded vast improvements at Morecambe both on and off the pitch.
When he took over from Leighton James at Christie Park in 1994, the Shrimps were in the UniBond League alongside Emley.
He took them up to the Conference in his first season and, as a full-time operation, they are now building solidly to step up again into the League.
Halifax manager Chris Wilder believes that is not beyond the bounds of possibility this season, despite the indifferent start Morecambe have made.
"They have got some excellent players who they have paid good money for," said Wilder.
"They are among the favourites for the Conference title with most people, and that includes myself, because Morecambe are an excellent side."
Playing 4-4-2, with last season's top scorer Danny Carlton alongside Twiss up front, they certainly looked useful at The Shay, so it might be tougher than Town think at the Galpharm on Tuesday.
TOWN Reserves are in Pontin's League Cup group action against Sheffield Wednesday at the Galpharm Stadium on Monday (2.00).