STEVE JONES is hoping Burnley will give him the green light to play for Town in the FA Cup.
Stan Ternent’s side will find out their first-round opponents when the draw takes place live on ITV1 between 1.00 and 1.30 tomorrow, and the loan striker is desperate to be involved when the tie takes place in a fortnight.
“I want to play as many matches as possible while I’m here, and I’ll certainly ask if I can be considered for the FA Cup,” said Northern Ireland international Jones, who celebrated his 32nd birthday today.
“I know that would cup-tie me as far as Burnley were concerned, but it’s a risk I’d be willing to take.”
Jones, who was hoping to beat a groin problem and make a third Town appearance in today’s League I clash at Peterborough, hasn’t figured at first-team level for Burnley this season.
“It’s been frustrating, because I’ve been working hard in training and I feel I’ve been playing well in the reserves,” said the former Crewe player.
“Coming to Huddersfield has been great, and I’m really enjoying my time so far. The lads are superb, the set-up is excellent and I can see a bright future.
“How long I’m involved for remains to be seen, but it’s a month for certain, and I’ll be doing everything possible to help us win matches.”
Centenary-celebrating Town are one of five former FA Cup winners among the 48 League I and II clubs going into the hat along with the 32 non-league sides to progress from the fourth and final qualifying round.
The others are Bradford, Bury, Leeds and Notts County.
The draw will be made by former FA Cup winners Martin Keown and Ossie Ardiles.