Huddersfield Town boss Simon Grayson feels that his side are entering a defining part of their season. He is expecting a tough game at The Valley today, acknowledging that Charlton are a hard working side who give their all and are not entirely without quality: Huddersfield
Grayson faces injury worries in his attack. Jermaine Beckford and Sean Scannell are doubtful while another forward, James Vaughan, has been out for five games with a thigh strain. Grayson is likely to start with Simon Church, on loan from Reading, and Lee Novak.
In the 1-2 home defeat to Brighton last Saturday Novak found his job difficult because of a lack of possession in the final third while Church missed a glorious chance in the first half, but scored later on. In goal Alex Smithies was let down by poor defending. Oliver Norwood is a busy and lively midfielder who always makes himself available for the ball.
Two of the pundits had Huddersfield finishing 18th at the beginning of the season and the other 14th. A lot was thought to depend on whether Jordan Rhodes would stay, which he didn't. However, Huddersfield have confounded expectations and are now in eighth place having won four of their eight away games. Fans are now demanding investment in the Christmas transfer window to make a push for the Premiership.
It's my fourth trip down to London this week after the House of Commons, UCL and the Sky studios at Millbank, but one I am particularly looking forward to with hopes of a home victory by two goals to one.