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22 February 2013

Town striker David looking to make it an unhappy homecoming for his former boss Mark Robins

David McGoldrick is pleased to see Mark Robins given an opportunity at Huddersfield, but admits he will be looking to make it an unhappy home debut for his former boss.

Town’s on-loan frontman played under Robins at Coventry earlier this season, before Didsy made the move to Portman Road from Nottingham Forest.

Now the striker is hoping to follow in the footsteps of his parent-club Forest, by beating the Terriers with Blues this weekend.  

“Mark Robins is a good manager and he’s a good man as well,” Didsy told Ipswich Player.

“I worked under him at Coventry and he put all his faith in me there, which was a nice feeling and I’d like to think I paid him back with goals.

“He’s a good guy and I will have a little chat with him before the game and see how he’s getting on.

“I’m sure given time he will get Huddersfield moving in the right direction but that’s got to come after Saturday, as we want to take the three points off them.”

Ipswich Player subscribers can hear David’s interview in full by clicking here.

Team news

Mick McCarthy has confirmed that Richard Stearman will be fit to face Huddersfield tomorrow, despite the Wolves loanee suffering a dislocated finger in the defeat to Watford on Tuesday. The Town boss also confirmed that long-term injury victim Paul Taylor is making progress during his rehabilitation, however the game will of course come to early for the August signing from Peterborough.

Terriers boss Mark Robins may make changes to his side, after seeing his team fall to a heavy 6-1 defeat to Nottingham Forest at the City Ground in midweek. Defender Peter Clarke and Lee Novak should both return from injury, although Jermaine Beckford (hamstring), Keith Southern (Achilles) and Danny Ward (broken metatarsal) will all miss out. Striker James Vaughan, who is on loan at Huddersfield from Norwich City, is expected to lead the line for the Terriers.

Where they currently stand

Huddersfield- 21st  
Town-  18th

Where they finished last season

Huddersfield- 4th (League One) promoted via the Play-Offs
Town- 15th

One to watch

James Vaughan. The striker is on loan at the John Smith's Stadium from our East Anglian rivals Norwich and is expected to lead the line for the Terriers tomorrow. The Birmingham-born began his career at Everton, making just short of 50 appearances for the club, before checking in at Carrow Road last summer. The striker moved to Huddersfield on loan at the start of this season and has proven to be a real handful for Championship defenders so far this campaign.

Match Officials

Referee: Michael Dean
Steven Copeland and Ian Dudley
Fourth Official:
David Webb

Live commentary of the game will be available on Ipswich Player from 3pm. For exclusive Town team news and live match updates, follow the Blues on Twitter- @Official_ITFC.






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