TALENTED Tony Carss will be back in training tomorrow as Peter Jackson steps up preparations for one of his biggest tests as manager of Town.
The free-kick specialist, who can play midfield or left wing-back, missed the 2-0 LDV Vans Trophy defeat at Carlisle because of an ankle injury.
He is responding to treatment, however, and will rejoin the senior squad when the BBC cameras film training in 24 hours, ready for their live screening of the FA Cup first round tie at Accrington Stanley on Sunday (1.00).
Young defender David Mirfin, too, should be available for Sunday after being forced off at Brunton Park with ankle and calf injuries.
Jackson, of course, is without suspended duo Lee Fowler and Steve Yates against the Conference dangermen, so the return of Carss among a number of changes is a big plus after five straight away defeats.
"Tony is still feeling a bit sore, but he's having more treatment today and he should be okay to join in our final preparations tomorrow and Saturday," said Jackson, whose Reserves drew 1-1 with a goal from Michael Collins against Barnsley at Oakwell yesterday.
"Tony's form has been excellent and the fact he is going to be fit is very good news for us.
"We are going to be positive with everything about Sunday's tie, because with all the circumstances at the moment it has to be one of my biggest as manager of this club.
"It comes on the back of five straight defeats away from home, it's live on TV and we are there to be shot at as the League club against a non-League club.
"The BBC are not turning up to see Huddersfield Town cruise into the next round. They want to see an upset and it's up to us to disappoint them and go through."
Jackson had scout Jeff Lee down at Gravesend last weekend for Accrington's 0-0 draw - the only game John Coleman's side have played since the draw was made.
"It's important we start the game well and that we defend well throughout," said Jackson.
"We know Accrington are going to come at us, but we don't want to give them any extra incentives with any silly goals conceded.
"It is sure to be an intimidating atmosphere and Accrington, who are a very hard-working side, will have their good spells, but it is up to us to respond with a good, solid professional performance.
"Accrington will have noted our away record and they'll be thinking they've got a good chance, so it is sure to be a difficult tie, especially with the extra pressure of it being live on national TV.
"The important thing, though, is that we get going straight from the off, set our stall out to be tight at the back and positive going forward and, if we do that, then we will give ourselves every chance."