PHIL JEVONS is aiming to force his way into the Town squad for Saturday’s final League I game at Luton.
The 28-year-old striker hasn’t figured at first-team level since limping out of the 2-1 defeat at Hartlepool on March 11.
But he came through a run-out with the reserves on Monday without any reaction, and is now desperate to step things up.
“I felt fine and really enjoyed the game,” said Jevons of the 3-0 second-team win over Leicester at the Galpharm.
“That’s credit to our physio Lee Martin, who has done a great job in getting me back into action.
“There’s just one match left now, down at Luton on Saturday, and I’d love to be involved, although obviously that’s up to the manager.
“All I can do is put in some hard work in training between now and then and see what happens.”
Jevons has netted eight times in 24 appearances, four of which have been as a substitute, since joining from Bristol City, first on loan, then in a deal worth an initial £100,000.
But he says he has a lot more to offer, and aims to prove it by producing the goals which will underpin a League I promotion bid next season.
“I’ve got goals in me – my record shows that,” said Jevons, who has netted 96 in 279 games (56 of them from the bench) for first club Everton, Grimsby, Hull, Yeovil, Bristol and now Town.
“This season has been frustrating, because I had a back problem before I left Bristol, then I’ve had the calf injury, so I’ve not had any momentum.
“Now I’m fully settled here in Huddersfield, I get on well with all the lads, and we have a new management team in place, so everything’s set up for a big push next season.”
On his summer plans, Liverpool-born Jevons, who won promotion from League I with Bristol last season and scored twice for them this time around, explained: “I’ll be working on my own to keep myself ticking over and then it’s full steam ahead with pre-season training.
“Obviously you can never say you’ll avoid injuries, but I’m hoping to stay fit throughout the campaign and do my bit to repay the club’s faith in me and help get them up into the Championship.”