MURRAY WALLACE is in line for a big Boxing Day debut as Huddersfield Town tackle Blackpool without either of the centre-backs on duty at Crystal Palace.
Anthony Gerrard, controversially sent off late in the 1-1 draw at Selhurst Park and facing a three-match suspension subject to an appeal, is set to miss the match.
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And Joel Lynch is definitely ruled out after picking up a fifth caution of the campaign, and therefore a one-match ban.
That means boss Simon Grayson, whose side climbed to 15th in the Championship thanks to the point earned in South London, will pair Peter Clarke with Wallace, 19.
Skipper Clarke was dropped to the bench at Palace, where goalscorer Keith Southern wore the armband.
Former Falkirk player and Rangers junior Wallace, who made his Scotland Under 21 debut earlier this season, has been on the bench for Town, but is yet to come on.
“We’re disappointed with the sending off and we will appeal, but as we saw with Keith Southern (whose red card at Charlton was upheld), you never know the outcome.
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“If we fail, I will have no qualms about putting Murray in, because he is a talented young player.”