HUDDERSFIELD boss David Wagner will make a late decision on talismanic midfielder Aaron Mooy ahead of Saturday's clash with Cherries.

Mooy played the full 90 minutes in both legs of Australia's World Cup play-off against Honduras, helping his team seal an aggregate win in Sydney on Wednesday.

The 27-year-old had been due to touch down in Britain tonight, completing his latest sequence of long-haul flights.

And the Socceroos star will have little time to rest and prepare for the trip to Vitality Stadium (3pm).

Wagner said: "We have a lot of experience about Aaron and he has a lot of experience about travelling from international breaks, especially back from Australia.

"We'll do it like we've always done it. I will have a chat with him and will have a look at him in training on Friday and we'll make the decision before the game on match day.

"It isn't the best scenario that he played on Wednesday and comes back on Thursday night but he has shown he's able to handle it."

Wagner confirmed Martin Cranie would start in the heart of defence in the absence of the suspended Christopher Schindler. Loan ace Kasey Palmer is still out with a hamstring problem.