Jonathan Hogg, Danny Ward and Alex Pritchard back to boost Huddersfield Town

With Jonathan Hogg, Danny Ward and Alex Pritchard fit again, Huddersfield Town coach Carlos Corberan has options to change things up for Saturday's trip to Queens Park Rangers but he looks set to stick with the formation which has saw them keep a first clean sheet in 16 matches against Cardiff City.

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Centre-forward Ward and playmaker Pritchard are both in contention at Loftus Road having appeared for the B team against Rochdale this week. Midfielder Hogg did not play, but is perhaps the most likely to break into the XI.

“Both players have been training with the group,” said Corberan when asked about Ward and Hogg. “They didn't complete the whole week but both are options to be part of the squad.

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“(For Ward it was) very important because we know he's been a long time without playing any competitive minutes. We have been trying to accelerate his recovery and re-adapting to the demands of football because it was important to have him ready to help the squad.

“The 30 minutes he played with the B team were important to help in that process.

“Hogg is different because of the number of days he was out of the team. Danny Ward hadn't played since Millwall away (in mid-January). Hogg is totally different, he was only missing for four games so his recovery period was totally different.”

Pritchard is also ready to be part of the squad but the change to a 3-5-2 formation may not help him.

“I think after the injury he had we were thinking to play these minutes in the B team were important for him to be available in the (first-team) squad,” said the coach. “Now he is going to be an option but we have to decide who are the players who will adapt better to the formation.”

Having gone from the bare minimum of fit and available central defenders and centre-forwards, the return to fitness of Richard Stearman and Hogg (who does not play as a centre-back but would allow Alex Vallejo to drop back) and the signing of free agent Yaya Sanogo has given them options at both ends of the field but they are likely to match up QPR's formation rather than revert to 4-3-3 on Saturday.

“They've changed the players and the style a little bit, maybe more in the style.

“Before they were playing with four at the back, now they are playing with five.

“In the line of five they are using a new player, the centre-back they signed from Hull City (Jordy de Wijs), with two midfielders they signed in the last window, one from West Bromwich (Sam Field) and (Stefan) Johansen and now they are playing with (Charlie) Austin, a signing they made in the January market.

“They have a lot of versatility and a lot of movement so I think the coach (Mark Warburton) has selected a very good team and has made them better.

“They have only lost three of their last 11 games and won seven, so the dynamic of the team is very positive.”

Meanwhile, Huddersfield's Easter matches have been pushed back a day for live television coverage, and the kick-off of their game against Bournemouth has been brought forward for the same reason.

The Championship visit of Brentford will now be played at 12.30pm on Easter Saturday, and they will now travel to Norwich City on April 6.

The home game against Bournemouth, rescheduled because it clashes with the Cherries' FA Cup quarter-final, will now kick off at 5.30pm on April 13.

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