MARK McCHRYSTAL is hoping for a chance to impress in the heart of defence in Town’s reserve clash at Bradford City tomorrow.

The former Northern Ireland Under 21 skipper and Wolves player is due to start a trial at the Galpharm today.

McChrystal is a free agent, having negotiated his release by hometown club Derry City, and is therefore not bound by the transfer window regulations.

The 25-year-old, fit again after a cheek injury, has had two spells with the League of Ireland club, having also turned out for Partick Thistle in the Scottish First Division.

“I’ve been told Huddersfield are looking for a left-sided centre-back and, obviously, I’m keen to take advantage of the opportunity,” said McChrystal.

“My contract with Derry City was due to expire in November and given that I haven’t played as often as I would have liked this season, I managed to negotiate my release.

“This trial is an opportunity I can't afford to miss, so I intend to give it a go. Nothing may come of it, but I’ve nothing to lose.”