With Right back Fabian Wilnis suspended, and Chris Makin injured, the last thing Town needed was Richards not being avaliable. Earlier in the week Matt looked doubtful after picking up a hamstring injury in last Saturday's draw against Reading, but according to Town boss Joe Royle, things have improved somewhat.
"Matt has trained today and it looks as though he will be okay for Saturday and that increases our options. We are already missing two full-backs and a third would have given us a problem." he told the Official Club Website.