Nahki Wells will be Huddersfield Town’s penalty taker against Rotherham United.
The news was confirmed by head coach David Wagner – providing Wells has recovered from an ankle knock suffered in the 2-1 defeat to Bristol City.
Town are trying to avoid suffering a fifth straight loss at home for the first time since the 2000-01 season, when Steve Bruce was in charge.
And Wagner says leading scorer Wells has the spot-kick job, which he handed to an injured Emyr Huws with disastrous circumstances in the last match.
“If Nahki Wells is on the pitch and he is happy, then he will take it,” confirmed Wagner, who has Joel Lynch back in contention for a start in defence.
“You don’t always know what will happen in a game and for that reason you can’t say, but Nahki will normally be first.
“He has been doing a good job in the last few matches, he scored at Birmingham and he has had other chances.
“For me, the penalty was a big moment in the match against Bristol City, even though we had enough chances after that to have taken points from the game. In Germany, the fouled striker wouldn’t normally take a penalty, but I will speak to Nahki and we’ll go from there.”
Huws had his penalty saved by Bristol City keeper Frank Fielding, denying Town the chance to draw level at 1-1 after an uncharacteristically sluggish start.
Wigan Athletic loan man Huws is unlikely to be fit to play in the second successive £10 entry game.
Wagner says Town have to start at a much higher tempo against Neil Redfearn’s Millers, and improve their defending at set pieces.
“To be fair, our defending at set pieces in the previous matches has been good, so it was disappointing to concede two goals that way and we have to work on that,” said the coach.