Jack Robinson is hoping Harry Bunn’s absence from Huddersfield Town duty is short.

While the on-loan QPR left-back returned to the team for the 1-0 Championship defeat at Bolton Wanderers, Bunn missed out through a thigh problem.

 

Manager Chris Powell hasn’t put a timescale on his return, but ruled him out of Saturday’s home clash with in-form Brentford.

The 22-year-old former Manchester City player has been one of the success stories of the season so far.

He has formed a useful partnership with Robinson, who said: “Harry is great to play alongside. Give him the ball and he’s off.

“He is strong and has a great engine and he’s always ready to drop back and help out defensively.”

While Town are 19th after taking just one point from the last 12, Brentford are third after five wins on the bounce.

Derby County v Huddersfield Town, Sky Bet Championship at the iPro Stadium, Derby. Harry Bunn fires in Town's equaliser.
 

“It’s been a good run,” said boss Mark Warburton, whose side won promotion last season.

“The players have been outstanding and they’ve adapted to life in the Championship very well so it’s a case of so far, so good.

“You just see what you can do week-in, week-out.

“We prepare well and the players have got the self-belief now - confidence is hugely important in this division and they’ve got that.

“I’m delighted for the supporters as well. There’s a lot of confidence and self-belief but the message is very much we have to maintain focus and concentration because if they slip then we’ll pay the price.

“We have set short-term targets which we keep in-house and try to incentivise appropriately.

“It’s about preparing for every game, one-by-one and seeing what we can do.

“If we can maintain a level of consistency we’ll see where we come at the end of the season but right now it’s just one game at a time.”