Huddersfield Town v Leeds United: Terriers can cope with the loss of Vaughan - Robins

Mark Robins.
Mark Robins.
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Mark Robins is optimistic that Huddersfield Town can ride the loss of top scorer James Vaughan and beat a Leeds United side who he says will expect to “turn us over” on Saturday.

The Huddersfield manager has spent this week considering his options after Vaughan’s red card for violent conduct at Leicester City last Saturday deprived Town of a forward who has scored nine times in 12 league games.

Vaughan received a three-match suspension and Robins is likely to choose between Martin Paterson, Jon Stead, Duane Holmes and Danny Carr to lead the line against United, a group of players who have failed to produce one goal between them.

Robins said: “We’re playing some attractive stuff going forward and certainly creating chances so there’s a big opportunity for someone to show they’re ready to grab it.

“My message is simply to seize the chance and, if selected, make sure they play well enough to remain in the shirt for as long as possible.

“Leeds had a good result against Birmingham on Sunday and they’ll come here expecting to turn us over.

“We’re on the back of two defeats and we’ve got to start picking up points.”

Leeds United boss Paul Heckingbottom is under no illusions at the task ahead of him at Elland Road.

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