DANNY DRINKWATER will again miss out for Town at the weekend.

The Manchester United loan midfielder was sidelined by a thigh injury as Town thumped Wycombe Wanderers 6-0.

It was only the second League I fixture the 19-year-old Drinkwater has missed since joining the Galpharm squad in August.

But manager Lee Clark confirmed today Drinkwater will sit out Saturday’s Galpharm showdown with Hartlepool United, when Town are hunting a fifth successive victory.

“Danny wasn’t on the bench against Wycombe because of a thigh niggle and he won’t be available again this weekend,” said Clark.

“With an injury like this it’s not worth taking any risks. It’s a major muscle when it comes to kicking a football and, like we’ve done with Robbie Simpson, we’ll give Danny all the time he needs to recover fully.”

Meanwhile, Town’s FA Cup second-round trip to Port Vale has been confirmed for Saturday, November 28. It’s 3pm and pay at the turnstiles for Town fans.

Prices are £16 adults, £10 for Over 60s and 14 to 18-year-olds and £6 for Under 14s.

Tonight’s FA Youth Cup tie against Atherstone at the Galpharm has been called off because of bad weather.

It will be played at the Galpharm next Wednesday, November 25 (7.30).

Click below for Town Talk with Mel Booth looking forward to the Hartlepool and Port Vale games and the rumours around Huddersfield Town's top players.