Huddersfield Town v Bristol Rovers

Huddersfield Town story posted by Garfield (Admin) on 29/08/2003
Huddersfield Town will be looking to claim their first league victory of the season at home to Bristol Rovers tomorrow afternoon. The Terriers have picked up three points out of a possible twelve so far and will be looking to jump up the league table from their current position of 19th.Huddersfield Town v Bristol Rovers

Yesterday saw Town officially come out of administration and Andy Booth, the club's highest earner, sign a new three-year contract taking a massive wage cut. This news will surely add an extra bit of enthusiasm to the dressing room atmosphere as well as an extra dimension on the pitch, which will definitely be needed if Rovers are to be defeated. They've won both of their away games so far and are currently sitting in 5th position, undefeated since the start of the season.

Rob Edwards came through a reserves match earlier this week unscathed, so he may return after missing Town's last three games. He's been sorely missed as Booty, although he tries his hardest, isn't really good enough to play at left-back due to his lack of pace and defensive skills. Plus, don't forget, Edwards is the Terriers' captain.

Paul Scott may make his first full appearance for Town this season. The 23-year-old, a product of the Youth Academy, impressed in Town's 1-1 draw against Doncaster Rovers on Monday after coming on for the injured Steve Yates. He also impressed in the 2-0 victory over Sunderland in pre-season, as did young Sheffield-born centre-back David Mirfin.

Nathan Clarke and Nat Brown are still working on their fitness levels. Both players have played in a few reserve-team matches but will not be rushed back into first-team action to prevent a similar scenario to what happened with Clarke the last time he was rushed back under Wadsworth.

Don't expect to see many changes in the Town lineup from the 1-1 draw on Monday. Edwards will probably replace Booty and Scott will replace Yates. Booth and Stead will start upfront by the looks of things with Newby occupying the left-hand side once again.

Bristol Rovers are without suspended captain Adam Barrett and injured Andy Rammell for tomorrow's McAlpine match-up. However, Lee Hodges may make a return after recovering from an ankle injury he sustained in a reserve game last week.

Garfield's prediction: A win's bound to come fairly soon so I reckon we'll win 2-1 with 'Steadinho' finding his goalscoring touch again!


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