ISHMAEL MILLER is back in the first-team frame for Huddersfield Town’s trip to Birmingham City.
And head coach David Wagner has welcomed the availability of the former West Bromwich Albion striker for the match-up in the West Midlands.
The 28-year-old has missed four matches with a groin injury, last playing in the 2-1 defeat at Burnley at the end of October.
He has completed a full week of training as Wagner continues to work on his full-throttle tactics and improving his players’ fitness.
“Ishmael has a lot of potential to play in our system and he offers something different in terms of his physique and power,” said the team chief.
“He has worked hard in training, we have been able to put a picture in his head of what we want from him, and he will be part of the squad for Birmingham.”
Town head to St Andrew’s having lost both games under Wagner’s command, without a win in six and having slipped into the relegation zone.
But the boss remains firmly upbeat ahead of the clash with Birmingham, who are sixth but aiming to avoid a third successive defeat.
“Do we have to change things? Yes. Are we heading the right way? Yes. That’s a combination I like,” continued Wagner.
“It’s never good to be satisfied with what you are doing. It’s important to always be awake to improvement but know progress is being made.
“We know Birmingham will be tough opponents, but we are well prepared and we go there with clear targets and ready to work very hard to achieve them.
“We want our first clean sheet as a group, our first point, but even more, our first victory, and we know these targets can be achieved.”