Huddersfield will be looking to build on their impressive weekend victory when they travel to Cardiff City on Tuesday evening.
The Yorkshire outfit required a late Josh Koroma goal to beat Middlesbrough on Saturday, their first Championship victory since beating Millwall on Halloween.
More importantly, despite going four league matches without winning prior to that result, the Terriers moved eight points clear above the relegation-zone, which leaves them closer to the play-off places to the bottom-three.
However, with Huddersfield trailing midway through the opening period, Carlos Corberan saw captain Richard Stearman hobble off with a hamstring problem.
Stearman had featured in 13 of the Terriers’ 14 Championship matches, but the Town manager revealed that he expects the defender to miss at least the trip to the Cardiff City Stadium and then the game against QPR at the John Smith’s Stadium.
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He told Huddersfield’s official Twitter account: “Richard Stearman will have a scan today so we know what’s happened to his hamstring. I expect him to be out between 10 days & two weeks.”
In better news, Corberan also confirmed that goalkeeper Ben Hamer is available following the completion of his 10-day isolation period, but both Alex Pritchard and Pipa remain sidelined despite returning to training with the squad this afternoon.
Stearman’s absence would obviously appear a major blow for Huddersfield. But in truth, whilst he’s their captain and most experienced player, his performances this season haven’t been great.
21-year-old defender Rarmani Edmonds-Green replaced the Terriers skipper against Middlesbrough on Saturday, and with Corberan not particularly blessed with defensive numbers, the youngster could be handed just his second Championship start and first since last December in South Wales.