SIMON GRAYSON is keeping his fingers crossed on Adam Clayton.
Already without winger Danny Ward for at least six weeks because of a broken metatarsal, the Huddersfield Town manager watched midfielder Clayton limp off at half-time at Watford on Saturday with a leg knock.
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The former Leeds man who has been a feature in midfield this season must give the injury time to settle down before a full assessment can be made.
Grayson is hoping he’ll be back soon as out-of-sorts Town face a key period of three games in eight days.
They host Leicester in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Saturday, then take on Crystal Palace in a vital Championship meeting at the John Smith’s Stadium a week tomorrow, January 30 (7.45).
The rearranged match, originally scheduled for this Saturday, is on the Wednesday because of pre-existing events at the stadium the day before.
Town, 18th in the table and without a win in 12 league outings, then go to Derby on Saturday, February 2 as they bid to stave off a relegation fight.
On-loan Leicester duo Jermaine Beckford and Neil Danns are both ineligible for the FA Cup clash.
Town’s scheduled Under 21 match at Sheffield Wednesday today is off.