Huddersfield boss hints at West Ham prospect's debut

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Chris Powell has hinted that on-loan youngster Diego Poyet could make his Huddersfield debut on Saturday.

The Terriers face Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday afternoon, with the two Yorkshire clubs looking to build on respectable, if not impressive starts to the season.

Wednesday will likely get the first viewing of on loan midfielder Lewis McGugan, who joined the club on a short-term deal from Watford earlier this week, whilst Huddersfield could be giving a debut to one of their own promising midfield loanees.

Diego Poyet, who completed a loan switch to the club a fortnight ago, was only named on the substitutes bench for the Terriers 3-1 defeat at Fulham prior to the international break, and, having had the whole international break to train with his new teammates, the 19-year-old could be set to make his debut for the club in the Yorkshire derby.

Whilst no confirmation that the son of Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet will make the field on Saturday, Terriers boss Chris Powell - who gave Poyet his competitive debut at the beginning of this calendar year whilst the pair were both at Charlton Athletic - has hinted that he could be a part of the action, having settled at the club now.

Speaking to the Huddersfield Daily Examiner, former England international Powell said: “It was all a bit of a whirlwind, and while I would have liked to have brought him on, the way the match was going dictated otherwise.

“We’ve all been on hold because of the international break, but at least Diego has had time to get himself sorted out and settled in Huddersfield.

“He has got to know his way around and got to know the rest of the players and he has been training well.

“Diego is a good kid and a good player. He’s more of a defensive midfielder than some of those we have already, so he gives options.”

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