James Vaughan is back training hard with Huddersfield Town but will not be risked in Tuesday’s friendly at Sheffield United.

The frontline talisman – who was pulled out at Scunthorpe because of a calf niggle – is not far away from playing again and barring any further setbacks will hopefully target Saturday’s trip to Oldham Athletic.

Anthony Gerrard (calf), Oscar Gobern (toe) and Danny Ward (hamstring) have also been back on the training ground but need extra work before manager Mark Robins will consider playing them again.

Midfielder Adam Clayton, however, who was eventually forced off after separate elbow and dead-leg injuries in the 1-0 defeat at Glanford Park, trained without problem on Monday and will be in the squad against the Blades.

“It’s a similar squad to Saturday’s but we are going to mix things up a little bit and have a go,” said Robins.

Huddersfield Town: The A-Z of the 2014/15 season  

“The most important thing is to get more minutes into the legs of the players, but we are also looking to progress our performance from Saturday and having a decent game against decent opposition.

“For me, minutes into legs is the top priority and we are just going to have a look at various scenarios playing wise, with a fairly comprehensive squad going over there.”

Robins has been encouraged by Vaughan’s work in training and added: “The medical advice is simply not to take any risks, so we will work to make sure he is in the best condition when he returns and, hopefully, that will be Saturday, because he has worked hard on the training ground.”

Click here for more Huddersfield Town news

Want to read, watch and hear more? You can download the FREE Examiner Apple App here, the FREE Examiner Android App here or you can view the paper as an e-edition on your Apple, Android or Kindle device by clicking here

Want the latest Huddersfield Town news? Follow our Town news Twitter here