OSCAR GOBERN is due back in training today as he aims to prove his fitness for Huddersfield Town’s big teatime televised clash with Brentford on Saturday.
The midfielder was forced off in the 23rd minute of the 1-0 home derby win over Oldham after a clash of heads left him groggy and with double vision.
But both the 20-year-old and his boss Lee Clark are confident he will be back when third-placed Town seek a third straight League I win back at the Galpharm.
“We’ve kept a close observation on Oscar ever since Saturday, and he’s looking and feeling much better,” reported Clark, who was keeping a close eye on the weather ahead of a planned development match at Sheffield United today.
“He’ll train today, although it will be non-contact work purely as a precaution, and if all goes well, which we expect it to, he’ll step things up from there.”
Gobern, signing from Southampton during the close-season, said: “It was a right old clash of heads. I was dizzy and there was some amnesia so I had to come off.
“Thankfully I feel a lot better now. The doctor has looked me over and I should be fine.”
Gobern missed 10 games earlier this season because of a thigh problem and having started the last six, is desperate to avoid another spell on the sidelines.
“It was frustrating, because you want to play every game, but this injury is completely different, and there’s no reason why I shouldn’t be available against Brentford,” he added.
There’s one game in League I tonight, with Tranmere, Town’s hosts on Saturday week, at home to Rochdale.
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