Orlandi hoping to manage ongoing foot problems

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Andrea Orlandi is hoping to be fit to face Huddersfield on Saturday despite ongoing injury problems.

The Spaniard has been in and out of Pool’s squad this season because of various fitness issues and missed the first win of the season against Cardiff with a foot injury.

Orlandi has fasciitis, causing inflammation and pain around the heel when he runs.

The 30-year-old returned to his native Spain last weekend and received treatment there.

He explained in his weekly Spanish column: “They inject your own blood mixed with plasma into the sole of your foot.

“The fasciitis is still there but is getting better. I have felt an improvement.”

The former Brighton man will have to manage the injury over time, but he has returned to training and sounds confident of being involved at the John Smith’s Stadium.

And he knows the Terriers are on a decent run of form too.

“Huddersfield have beaten Wolverhampton and drawn against Blackburn away recently, so it will be a tough task for us,” he said.

“They started pretty badly but they have seven points out of nine, so it’s going to be a tough game.

“But we are on good form and willing to start climbing up the table.”