Huddersfield Town: Powell won’t rush Vaughan, Hammill and Lolley

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HUDDERSFIELD TOWN chief Chris Powell has revealed that he will not rush James Vaughan, Adam Hammill and Joe Lolley back into the first-team squad following their recent injuries.

Hammill and Lolley stepped up their comebacks in a reserve game at the start of the week, with Vaughan, who injured his hamstring during Powell’s first match in charge against Middlesbrough in September also upping his rehabilitation.

But Powell will wait until they are all at their optimum fitness levels before bringing them into his immediate plans.

Powell, who introduced some yoga and wrestling at a training session earlier this week to both freshen up training and improve players’ posture and balance, “They (Hammill and Lolley) both played against Cardiff in the 21’s game on Monday and got some minutes under their belts, which again is good for them.

“They are on the way back, but I don’t like to rush players, especially after injuries.

“They need to build up their fitness and physicality in making sure they are ready for the Championship.

“James Vaughan is also now upping his work, which is really good for him. But again, we won’t rush him. Everyone knows the history and we have got to make sure we don’t repeat those mistakes again.”