Jonathan Hogg will continue to deputise for Dean Whitehead against Rotherham United and pull the midfield strings for Huddersfield Town.
Head coach David Wagner felt the experienced 27-year-old Hogg did well enough in his first start in 14 matches against Bristol City.
“If he is fit, he will play in the starting line-up because he is an experienced player and we need him producing his best,” said Wagner, who is without the injured Whitehead until into the New Year.
“I’m sure he will play better than Saturday (now he’s had a game under his belt) – and that’s something the whole team have to do.”
Wagner insists the ‘Whitehead role’ is pivotal.
“It’s important to have somebody who takes responsibility for defence but keeps the balance and keeps the game quite simple,” he explained.
“You are not looking for special things, just easy things, and Dean has done it well in our first three games. Hoggy, I’m sure, will take another positive step in that position against Rotherham.”