HUDDERSFIELD TOWN’S transfer window activity could hinge on the outcome of Gary Roberts’ hernia operation.
The talented winger goes under the knife today, with manager Lee Clark awaiting the surgeon’s estimation of recovery time.
“We don’t know the extent of the problem at this stage – that will only become clear when the operation gets under way,” explained Clark.
“Gary’s been feeling pain on and off for a little while now and the specialist confirmed there is an issue after examining him last week.
“It’s possible there is damage on both sides, and whether that’s the case or not, it’s not something that will go away, so we decided to have the treatment now, and the hope is that he may be back in three weeks.
“However there is a chance it could take longer, so we’ll wait for the verdict and then I’ll sit down with the owner and chief executive and assess where we’re at.
“There’s nothing imminent at this stage, and if we decide to look for cover, it all depends on who is out there.
“As I’ve said, we already have Danny Cadamarteri, who has done well of late, and Donal McDermott, who is itching for an opportunity.”
Town, who have been linked with Stoke winger Ben Marshall, are one down on squad numbers after loan striker Jon Parkin returned to Cardiff.