Scannell up for the challenge
Summer signing Sean Scannell is "raring to go" as Huddersfield gear up for their Championship campaign.
The 21-year-old capture from Crystal Palace has been one of Town's brightest sparks in pre-season and although the performances at Crewe and Oldham did not hit the heights manager Simon Grayson is aiming for, Scannell believes things are coming together.
"The pre-season games could have gone better, obviously, but we have a fairly new team here including a few new players and we are gelling together gradually," the winger told the club's official website.
"Hopefully by the start of the season we'll be ready to push on, we'll be ready and raring to go. We still have two more friendlies and one of them is Barcelona - we know they'll be all about the possession!"
But Croydon-born Scannell will miss Town's first competitive game at Preston in the Capital One Cup due to Republic of Ireland Under-21 duty.
"That's football isn't it - you just have to do it," he added. "It's great to get the call-up but at the same time it's very frustrating to miss the Preston game. It's quite a while since my last call-up, though, so it's definitely good to be back involved."