Friday 26th January.
The players had been promised a working break during the fixture
lull, and you can almost picture them queuing at Boots debating
whether to buy factor 4 or factor 8 sun tan lotion. Sorry lads,
this is Huddersfield Town, forget Marbella youíre off to Blackpool!
The players must have been tangibly underwhelmed at the prospect
of a trip to a health farm on the chilly coast of Lancashire. Never
mind lads, youíve got a friendly game in sunny Lincolnshire against
Boston United of the Conference to look forward to tonight.
Mixed news today on the striking front, with Clyde Wijnhard receiving
the news that he needs another bone graft on his badly broken arm
and this will almost certainly rule him out for the rest of the
season. The good news is that the Peter Ndlovu deal with Sheffield
United looks to be breaking down, as the Zimbabwean wants to play
for Town and nobody else. Actually I made the last bit up, but apparently
he looks set to reject the deal and keep his options open for when
he is a free agent in the summer. I still prefer the first version.
Since the Ndlovu/Jenkins swap arrangement in December, Birmingham
have made a £300,000 offer for Steve Jenkins which has been rejected
so far. Officially itís because Macari doesnít think the fee is
enough, but I suspect he wants to keep Jenks as a pawn in case of
Ndlovuís possible availability in the near future.