DANNY CADAMARTERI is ready to further fuel Huddersfield Town’s League I promotion bid after coming in from the cold.
The 32-year-old attacker heads to Tranmere Rovers today hoping to be involved for the sixth match in succession.
After figuring just once previously this season – in the FA Cup defeat at Swindon – he has made a big impression.
And in the absence of fellow wideman Gary Roberts following hernia surgery, Cadamarteri’s contribution could be even more crucial.
“It’s great for me to be involved again,” said the man who returned from Dundee United for a second stint at Town a year ago and is out of contract again in the summer.
“We’ve got some very good players, like Danny Ward and Donal McDermott, who do what I do, so I know competition is tough.
“I just want to get as many minutes on the pitch as possible and do what I can to stake a claim.”
Second-placed Town aim to create a three-point gap between themselves and nearest rivals Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday, who are both in FA Cup action today.
But Cadamarteri, whose career began across the River Mersey from Tranmere at Everton, says Town are also looking upwards.
“Beating Brentford last week has kept us right in touch with (leaders) Charlton, and that’s important,” he added.
“It was a third successive win for us, and we needed to show character and spirit after making such a sluggish start.
“We can’t allow that to happen again against Tranmere, it needs to be back to the high-intensity kind of game the manager wants us to play.”
Tranmere have taken teenage Stoke striker Ryan Brunt on a month’s loan and are set to hand him a debut this afternoon, when Town could field their latest loan signing Sean Morrison, the centre-back from Championship club Reading.
Injuries mean Rovers are down to only one specialist centre-forward, four-goal Mustafa Tiryaki, who is said to be a target of Turkish club Trabzonspor.
Charlton, who are seven points clear of Town with a game in hand, go to Exeter.