Huddersfield Town defender Jason Davidson goes in search of a career hat trick of Capital One Cup wins at the expense of Notts County admitting: “We need to get a result.”
While the League II visitors, complete with former Town strikers Jon Stead and Jimmy Spencer, aim to build on their 2-0 win at Stevenage, Chris Powell’s side are out to hit back after losing by the same scoreline at Hull City.
And after that opening-day Championship setback, new left-back Davidson refused to even contemplate a first Town defeat by a lower-level side since the 2-0 loss at Preston North End at the same stage of the Capital One Cup three years ago.
It’s the first of three home games in a row for Town, who face Blackburn Rovers on Saturday and Brighton and Hove Albion next Tuesday.
And Aussie Davidson, who reached round four of the Capital One Cup with West Bromwich Albion last season, said: “We’re desperate to beat Notts County.
“There will be no letting up because it’s not a league game. We want to win and we need to win.
“Saturday obviously wasn’t the ideal way to start the season.
“There were some positives in our performance, but what really matters is scoring goals and not conceding them.
“I’m as guilty as anyone because I put a great chance over the bar when I could have equalised. Now we have a quick chance to get things back on trac.”
Town, aiming to make round two for the seventh time in 10 seasons, are set to be without widemen Sean Scannell (hamstring) and Joe Lolley (shin).
And striker James Vaughan is unlikely to feature after suffering concussion after a training-ground collision last week.
Notts will be missing Togo international centre-back Mawouna Amevor.
The former Go Ahead Eagles player is suspended after a red card at Stevenage.
He was among 18 close-season signings by Magpies manager Ricardo Moniz. He handed debuts to 10 of them over the course of Saturday’s match.
The cup-tie will be played to a conclusion, with extra time and penalties if needed.