Murray Wallace is back to add to Huddersfield Town’s defensive options for the Boxing Day trip to Rotherham United – but will he be picked?
Wallace had been playing alongside skipper Mark Hudson, but his place against Birmingham went to Anthony Gerrard, who had waited patiently for a chance to partner his old Cardiff City teammate following a long-standing calf injury.
Gerrard made his first start of the season in a backline which also included Lee Peltier at right-back at the expense of Tommy Smith. The back four was completed by Jack Robinson at left-back.
Murray Wallace in 2014/2015
Smith and Paul Dixon were on the bench while manager Chris Powell also has options in the Under 21 ranks, with Joe Wright and Joe Wilkinson doing well for Frankie Bunn’s Development side, who are now at home to Charlton Athletic in the last 16 of the Under 21 Premier League Cup.
Town are bidding to improve a run of just one win and one draw in seven matches against a Rotherham side who are improving with three draws and a win – 2-1 at Wigan Athletic last time out – under boss Steve Evans.
Rotherham are looking to build on that win against Town and against Blackpool on Sunday before what looks like a tough January schedule for them.
The New York Stadium side have four loan players all doing well in Leicester striker Tom Lawrence, Middlesbrough’s Argentine winger Emmanuel Ledesma, Manchester United full-back Reece James and Leeds United defender Scott Wootton.