Skipper Mark Hudson says Huddersfield Town have the squad to cope with a crucial crop of fixtures, regardless of any potential activity in the run-up to Thursday’s 5.00pm loan deadline.
Boss Chris Powell brought in keeper Joe Murphy and on-loan West Ham United midfielder Diego Poyet for the goalless home draw with Sheffield Wednesday, which put Town 14th in the Championship as they prepare to get to Bolton Wanderers on Saturday.
Both caught the eye – as did striker Nahki Wells in an appearance from the bench.
Centre-back Hudson said: “Anyone who has come into the team is really pushing the manager to keep playing.
“And those that aren’t in the side are knocking on the door wanting to be involved in what we’re doing.
“We’ve got strength in depth and the great thing is everybody is pulling in the right direction.”
Hudson said of Poyet’s first start: “He’s good at breaking up play, he keeps the passes simple and he sets us up for attacks.
“It was a shame for Jonathan Hogg to miss out because he’s not done anything wrong.
“But it shows the options the manager has, especially in midfield, and that he can change things.”
Wells remains Town’s nine-goal top scorer, and Hudson said: “Sometimes it’s said you’re only as strong as your bench and ours is looking pretty good.
“When we changed to 4-4-2 it opened the game up a bit, but that was just how we tried to win it.
“It’s always a fine balance. The switch nearly worked and it was a shame we couldn’t take our chances.
“I thought the structure of the team was very solid and attacking wise it gave us a platform.
“We opened them up a few times but unfortunately we were unable to take our chances.
“In the end we were happy with a clean sheet and a point given the game could’ve gone either way.”