Huddersfield Town manager Danny Cowley is prepared to play the waiting game over the fitness of key defender, Terence Kongolo.
The big central defender has been missing for the Terries since picking up an injury in the defeat against West Brom.
However, according to a report from The Examiner, manager Cowley is in no rush to get Kongolo back in the first XI, thanks in part to the excellent performances of replacement defender, Jaden Brown.
Brown has played a crucial role as results have begun to pick up under Cowley – Huddersfield ran out 3-0 winners over Hull City last time out – meaning Kongolo’s loss has not been as heavily felt this time around.
The Dutchman, who is the club’s record signing, was expected to leave in the summer with the club facing big decisions over several high-earners in the squad. However, he has remained in West Yorkshire and had been selected regularly until his injury at the Hawthorns.
Huddersfield has won twice in their last three games to see their form turn around under new manager Cowley, who left Lincoln City along with his brother Nick to take control at Town.
This is more of a good news story for the squad really that they have the depth to cover a player like Kongolo.
The man is a beast and on his day is easily one of the better defenders in the division. It’s a testament to young Brown that they aren’t missing him.
Cowley will want selection headaches, so this should be a positive for the club in an odd sense.