Chris Powell has confirmed Huddersfield Town will look to the loan market should James Vaughan face another spell on the sidelines.

Town are waiting for the result of a scan on the striker's calf injury, sustained against Middlesbrough on Saturday in Powell's first match as manager.

Powell says the injury is different to the one which kept Vaughan out of the start of the campaign and added: "We're hoping it's a pull
rather than a tear.

"The medical people need to have a good look to assess the nature of the problem and the best way to go forward to ensure James' long-term health.

"If he does face a spell out, then a loan is a possibility, and with the scouting system we have at this club, there is a list of potential
targets already drawn up.           

Take a look at our article on just six of the strikers who could be eyed up for a loan by clicking here.

"It's not always straightforward getting people in, particularly goal-getters, because everyone wants them, but we will try to get the
right player if that's the route we go down."

Vaughan will miss tonight's Championship home clash with Wigan Athletic and Powell added: "It's a chance for another player to step
in and put down a marker."

Jon Stead came off the bench to score Town's goal in the 2-1 home defeat by Middlesbrough, and the manager said: "That will have given
him confidence."           

 

Powell says his players were "devastated" by their last-gasp loss on Saturday but insisted: "We can't dwell on it. The camaraderie is
strong and we are ready to go again.

"Our supporters want results, I know that, but the so do I and we will be going into this game with a plan to get three."

Versatile Town skipper Lee Peltier faces a fitness test after taking a knock against Middlesbrough, when he played in central midfield.