Huddersfield Town boss Darren Moore expects Josh Ruffels to be healthy for Saturday’s tough Championship clash with in-form Ipswich Town. Huddersfield Town are hopeful that Josh Ruffels will be fit to play in their upcoming Championship match against high-flying Ipswich Town. Due to a minor groin injury suffered against Stoke City, the versatile defender missed Monday’s match at Coventry City.
When asked about Ruffels’ absence, new manager Darren Moore stated, “In terms of the injured players, I think Josh [Ruffels] was more of a precaution really.” We’re hoping he’ll be able to compete this weekend.”
It’s unclear whether Danny Ward will play when the Tractor Boys visit the John Smith’s Stadium on Saturday. The striker has missed the last three games due to an Achilles injury. “I’d have to see with the medical team with regards to Wardy, where he’s at when we get back, so I’m 50/50 with him,” said Moore.
Moore responded to midfielder David Kasumu’s hamstring injury in the Stoke tie, saying, “With David [Kasumu], we don’t think David is going to be right for the weekend.” His injury will most likely keep him out of the game this weekend.
“I think I’ll probably have more information at the weekend really in terms of where he is with his prognosis because the last two days I’ve just been solid with the team, so we’ll find out more about that, I’m sure, as the week progresses.”
Town will have their work cut out for them in Moore’s first home game as manager. Ipswich are second in the Championship, having won seven of their eight games this season. But Moore took plenty of encouragement from their second half performance at Coventry. “We feel there’s more to come from them, in the ability that they’ve shown,” he said. “I don’t think we’ve seen everything from them, there’s more. That will come with more confidence and time spent together and getting to understand and know them. “As the days and weeks go by, I’m sure they’ll show us more. I said to them ‘keep that commitment and endeavour, going forward’. It’s an ingredient all the top teams have got.”