Injuries hinder Huddersfield boss Chris Powell’s preparations ahead of Norwich City clash

Huddersfield Town manager Chris Powell. Picture: Ryan Browne/PA Wire.

Huddersfield Town manager Chris Powell. Picture: Ryan Browne/PA Wire. - Credit: PA

Huddersfield will be without striker Harry Bunn and left-back Jack Robinson tonight.

The duo picked up hamstring and knee injuries respectively during Saturday's 1-1 draw at Birmingham which left the Terriers nine points clear of the drop zone.

Manager Chris Powell, pictured, is keen to build on that first point in four matches and is looking for his side to replicate performances which brought a 3-1 home win over Watford and 1-1 draw at Bournemouth earlier this year.

'We have shown we can compete with the leading sides, but we need to have as many as possible playing to their maximum,' Powell, also still without 12-goal top scorer Nahki Wells due to a shoulder injury, told the Huddersfield Examiner.

'We can't afford to have three or four off their game, and we also need to play with intensity right from the start, because Norwich are a tough proposition. They still have the feel of a Premier League squad, and of course they are desperate to get back there at the first attempt.


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'But we still need points to be sure of securing our status in this division, so it's an important game for both of us.'

Powell is all too aware of the threat posed by the Canaries, after seeing his side beaten 5-0 by the promotion hopefuls in December.

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'Alex (Neil) has got them making a real challenge, and there haven't been too many changes since he took over,' Powell continued. 'We need to get on the front foot and work hard to smother their threats.'

Midfielder Jacob Butterfield and striker James Vaughan, with five goals so far this season, are both set to face their former side for the Terriers. On-loan midfielder David Edgar is also available again, having been ineligible against parent club Birmingham at the weekend.

Defender Joel Lynch is hoping his team can build on that 1-1 draw, after a 2-0 defeat to Rotherham in their last home match.

'We showed some character and commitment (at Birmingham),' Lynch said. 'And we certainly need to do that against Norwich, because when Rotherham came to our place, we all let ourselves down.'

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