Mark Robins looked forward to Huddersfield Town’s return to action at home to Doncaster on Saturday and pledged: “We’ll be ready for a vital spell.”
Robins’ 12th-placed side, without a weekend match because of the ongoing international break, will play seven times in three weeks, with six of those games in the Championship.
After Doncaster, there’s a home clash with Charlton on Tuesday, September 17, then a big Roses derby against Blackburn, Jordan Rhodes and all, over at Ewood Park on Saturday, 21.
Tuesday, September 24 brings the Capital One Cup third round trip to Premier League Hull, to be followed by a Sky-televised home league game against Blackpool on Friday 27.
On Tuesday, October 1, it’s Middlesbrough away, while Watford head to the John Smith’s Stadium on Saturday 5.
That clash will give Jonathan Hogg the chance to face his former club, and the midfielder has certainly caught the eye as Robins put his squad through their paces in training.
The 24-year-old became the first Town player to complete a ‘bleep test’, used to measure fitness levels with a series of increasingly punishing short-distance runs.
“It’s a hectic spell, but we planned the international break carefully to make the best use of the additional time for training and rest,” said Robins.
There will be no webchat today due to Huddersfield Town not playing at the weekend. The webchat will be back as normal next Monday from 12.30pm.