Huddersfield Town's Mark Robins has told Adam Hammill to show his passion by putting the ball in the back of the Birmingham net this afternoon.

Town’s versatile 25-year-old star had to apologise to his boss after reacting angrily to being substituted during last Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at Wigan.

 

Hammill broke Birmingham hearts by scoring a spectacular last-gasp equaliser at the John Smith’s Stadium last season.

Adam Hammill celebrates his goal against Birmingham City for Huddersfield Town in January 2013
Adam Hammill celebrates his goal against Birmingham City for Huddersfield Town in January 2013
 

And he’s hoping to add to this season’s haul of two goals, and five assists, at the expense of the Championship’s third-bottom club.

“Adam is a passionate lad, but sometimes he’s also daft,” said Robins , who is optimistic midfielder Jonathan Hogg will be back after a knee injury.

“There was no malice in his reaction to coming off, but if you are going to show passion, do it through your play, then you stay on the pitch. If Adam puts the ball in the back of the net this afternoon, he can wave his hands around all he wants!”

Birmingham, bossed by former Town manager Lee Clark , are the club’s most regular opponents down the years, with 94 previous league meetings and seven in the FA Cup.

Robins, whose side are 14th, is targeting a 39th Town victory in the series and added: “We’re really looking forward to another big game.

“They will come here feeling a little bit of pressure because of their position, but they have players who on their day, can turn it around for them. We have to make sure it is our day, and we want to go into this international break on the back of a win.”