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10 January 2014

Mark ready for challenge of Holloway’s Lions

Mark Robins is expecting a different test against Millwall this Saturday from the one they faced earlier in the season.

The Terriers recorded their first away win of the season at the Den in August courtesy of James Vaughan’s header. However, Robins is expecting a much tougher Millwall to arrive in Huddersfield tomorrow.

Mark said: “Millwall will be up for it this weekend, but we are a good side and they will have to try and stop us.

“We won last time out and want to return to winning ways in the league.

“We did well down in Millwall early in the season and it was a great result for us. Those memories count for nothing now though, because they have a new manager with fresh ideas and they will be a different challenge.”

Holloway has managed in the Premier League this season with Crystal Palace and has achieved promotion to the top flight of English football twice in the last four seasons. 

“Having had a rest, Ian will be raring to go and wanting to make an impression,” said Mark. “He will be looking for a response from his players.

“Millwall are an experienced side and they have the know-how to compete in this division. They also have a manager who is extremely familiar with this league. Nothing changes for us though; it is all about how we perform.”

Mark went on to deliver good news on the injury front with James Vaughan a step closer to a return.

“He is back running and is back out on the training field,” he said. “Hopefully he will be back in First Team training next week and then we can start looking forward to him being back out on the pitch on a Saturday. 

“Martin Paterson and Danny Ward have been excellent in his absence, while both Cristian Lopez and Jonathan Stead are working hard to make an impression.”

Rumours linking Bradford City striker Nakhi Wells and Kidderminster’s Joe Lolley with moves to Town have increased in the last couple of days and Mark said: “Nakhi is a Bradford City player and it would be wrong for me to comment on it and that goes for Joe and Kidderminster. We are going to be linked with a lot of players during the month. Nakhi is a good player and that is all that I will say on the matter. 

“I don’t like people commenting on my players and I wouldn’t do Bradford and Phil Parkinson that disservice.”

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