David Wagner has held clear-the-air talks with Jason Davidson – and says the Australian international defender is in his thoughts for Huddersfield Town's big Championship derby at Leeds United.

But midfielder Kyle Dempsey faces a month on the sidelines with a calf injury.

And wideman Elvis Manu has temporarily returned to Holland to be with his illness-hit son.

However midfielder Philip Billing is over the illness which kept him out against Burnley last Saturday.

And on-loan Wolves winger Rajiv van La Parra has had a week’s training and is in line for a debut against Steve Evans’ in-form side, who are chasing a fourth straight win.

Summer signing Davidson criticised Wagner’s selection policy earlier this week.

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The former West Bromwich Albion man has started only eight of the German’s 23 matches at the helm.

“It’s not a situation I am happy with and if things don’t change, we will have to speak to the club in the summer because I came here to play,” he said.

“I should be starting but I am not, for whatever reason.”

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Wagner responded: “Jason and I have spoken.

“Part of my job is to handle mistakes made by players, both on and off the pitch.

“He knows it is not the best idea to have spoken like he has. We have found an internal solution and we will move forward.”

Wagner added: “As a professional footballer, you should be wanting to start. This is not a problem.

“But as a coach is it impossible to play everyone and keep them happy in this way, so it is not a target.

“My target is to win matches, and there are many reasons for my team selections.”