HUDDERSFIELD boss Dan Hyde is keeping his fingers crossed tomorrow’s game against Kendal (3.00) gets the go-ahead following a whole month of inactivity.

With the exception of the ‘friendly’ derby blow-out with the YM during the Christmas break, Huddersfield have not seen any competitive National II North action since their 35-5 victory over Hull Ionians on December 11.

And with three games already to re-arrange, Huddersfield will be desperate to get another match – and hopefully a sixth win of the campaign – under their belts.

Last September Huddersfield got something of a monkey off their back when they beat Kendal away from home, and tomorrow they will be hoping to pull off a repeat win and grab their first ‘double’ of the season.

Kendal are two spots below Huddersfield in National II and victory for Hyde’s men, although not moving them up the table at present, would almost certainly guarantee there will be no end-of-season relegation battles to contemplate in 2011.

But Hyde is not expecting an easy ride as he prepares to tackle the Cumbrians.

“I’ve heard they have recruited since last we played them, and they will definitely be smarting after we beat them at their place, so I’m expecting yet another tough game,” said Hyde.

“We’ve called a couple of changes, with Dave Hall going into centre where I think he could do some damage, while on the bench we have brought in James Davies, to act as cover for the whole of the front row.

“He came on as sub against the YM and certainly impressed me after his spell in the Seconds and we are now looking for him to take the next step up.”

Huddersfield: Shuttleworth, Wood, Paxman, Hall, Owen; Johnson, Hinchliffe; Slater, Morrill, Stringwell, Rhodes, Brown, Sharpe, Lewis, Hyde. Res: Battye, Hinchliff, Rothery, Davies, Clarke.