The Spanish pair picked up injuries in Saturday's 1-1 draw with Brentford and speaking to the media on Monday morning ahead of the last training session before heading to Norfolk for Tuesday's televised game, coach Carlos Corberan was unsure if either would be available.
He was only expecting to learn the scan results on an injury recent signing Oumar Niasse picked up in a training game on Tuesday.
These, though, are common problems, particularly this season when games are crammed into a shorter timeframe because of the coronavirus-delayed start to the season.
“It's part of our journey when you are playing games without a lot of preparation time,” reasoned Corberan.
“When you have these kind of situations you need to know who are the alternatives for the different scenarios.
“We hope everyone comes through training this morning but every time you finish a game you have this type of situation, every time you have your last training session (before a game), you have this type of situation and you don't know what is going to happen and you have to be able to adapt.
“That's why it's really important for everybody to be ready to face the games because these type of situations are going to appear, not only in this game but many times from now until the end of the season.”
Corberan has to show patience too with wide players Josh Koroma and Rolando Aarons as they continue their recovery from hamstring injuries.
Koroma has not played since coming off against Sheffield Wednesday in early December, whilst January signing Aarons has not appeared since the opening week of February.
“Aarons was out of the team for a long time and it's important he follows the medical protocol, to put the necessary minutes in before he plays first-team games,” said Corberan,
“Koroma is continuing to follow his specific plan. We hope he continues to do that well and that we can see him back with the team soon.”
The Terriers take on the champions-elect unbeaten in their last five matches, albeit they have only won one.
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