Huddersfield Daily Examiner

Diakhaby in line for return to Town action at Anfield

- By MEL BOOTH @examinerHT­AFC

HE was drawing the Huddersfie­ld Town Golden Gamble raffle last week against Watford.

But now Adama Diakhaby is all set to return to action for the first time in two-and-a-half months to try and put the skids under Liverpool.

Town head coach Jan Siewert confirmed the former AS Monaco winger has completed two full weeks of training without problem and is being considered for tonight’s big game at Anfield.

Diakhaby hasn’t played since suffering a hamstring injury in the 2-1 home defeat by Arsenal on February 9 - just at the point where he seemed to be hitting his best Premier League form.

“He has had two full weeks and is back in training now - and there might be a possibilit­y he is back in the squad for this weekend,” said head coach Siewert, who confirmed Jonas Lossl will continue in goal and that Karlan Grant is fully fit to lead the attack.

“He is better, definitely, and he has no problems.

“Of course he is not fully fit like the others who have trained the whole time, which is normal after such a period.

“But we had to make sure, because he is a type of sprinter, that the injury doesn’t come back. That’s why it took so long.

“It was the same with Isaac Mbenza. He also took a long time, but he is now back in the game.”

It could be Diakhaby gets a role on the bench, but is he confident about making a comeback after such a long spell out?

“I am confident when I bring a player in the team or the squad that he can play, without having doubts,” answered the boss, who has ruled out a return for Laurent Depoitre (foot).

“The player is also convinced, I would say. So I think he is confident for it, yes.

“I think he was playing quite well when he got the injury, but it is still hard for him because he is a young player and learning much.”

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