Joe Lolley will continue the countdown to his first full season as a Football League player when Huddersfield Town tackle Doncaster Rovers behind closed doors in Portugal today.

And the hard-working 21-year-old could well come up against his former skipper Peter Clarke.

The centre-back, released by Town at the end of last season, is with Rovers at their training camp in Vilamoura as a free agent.

The League I club hope to sign him once the John Ryan-Louis Tomlinson takeover is competed.

The 32-year-old Clarke played for Doncaster in Saturday’s 2-0 friendly defeat at Lincoln City.

Lolley, with Town at their training base on the Algarve, featured in Saturday’s 3-1 win over Cypriot side AEL Limassol behind-closed-doors at PPG Canalside.

The former Kidderminster man finished last season in style with a goal on his full debut at Watford, where Town won 4-1.

And he’s been a regular at the club’s training complex all summer as he prepares for the new campaign.

 

“It has been good to see Joe up to speed with everybody else in the training sessions,” said Robins.

“He finished the season strongly and we want to try and move him forward with us.”

Midfielder Adam Clayton is also set to face Doncaster amid continued claims Championship rivals Middlesbrough are stepping up their pursuit of him.

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