Huddersfield Town manager Danny Cowley says Andy King is pushing for a first team start ahead of their trip to Derby County, the Examiner report.

King is currently on loan at Huddersfield Town from Leicester City. But 12 months ago, he was at Pride Park after agreeing a six-month loan at Derby.

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The experienced midfielder made just five appearances in a Rams shirt due to injuries.

Speaking to reporters, Cowley says the Leicester City man is now close to being fit to play and King could make his return to action ironically against his former loan club.

He’s up to match speed, which is really good, and brings a wealth of experience to give the game what it needs. You always learn from top players and it’s great to see how he finds and creates space. He’s close to being fit and fighting for one of those midfield positions.

Andy King’s contract at Leicester City expires this coming summer.

The Wales international will be hoping to feature regularly for Huddersfield between now and the end of the season to put himself in the shop window this summer.

His spell at Derby last season was unfortunate for both the club and player.

King picked up an ankle injury against Nottingham Forest last February. It was his last appearance for the Rams as it ruled him out for the rest of the campaign.

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The 31-year-old is good in possession and ticks play over in midfield. He could prove to be a big player for the Terriers as they seek to remain in the Championship.

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