David Wagner says Huddersfield Town have prepared to play seven games in 21 days at the start of the season – which means beating Shrewsbury in the EFL Cup.
The head coach, buoyed by Saturday’s 2-1 opening win against Brentford, is expecting a fully-fit squad to choose from apart from Phil Billing (ankle) and Harry Bunn (hamstring).
But will he rotate the players and rest some of those who played major roles in the opening-day win?
Watch Town celebrate the win against Brentford:
“We don’t have an A and a B team, we only have an A team,” said the boss, who is hoping Nahki Wells will be available for the trip to Greenhous Meadow.
“Anyone who has watched us in pre-season and the opening game knows we have very strong competition in every single position, and I had to make some hard decisions for the Brentford game.
“I’m happy we have this game straight away and I can say, on behalf of the whole group, we are looking to win and go to the next round.”
Wagner will be managing for the first time in the League Cup competition.
Shrewsbury, managed by Micky Mellon, lost their opening League One clash at home, 1-0 against MK Dons.
On Town’s build-up, Wagner added: “We will be recovered as best we can and we’ll make sure we are fresh.
“We will be hungry and greedy to go to the next round because we have worked all pre-season to play seven games in 21 days at the start.
“We know Shrewsbury will be tough opposition, but if we win we know we will have those seven games in 21 days, which is exactly what we want.”