TERRIERS SET FOR STRIKER SWAP
By Nic Evans
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Terriers also seem to be about to buy Sheffeld United forward Martin Smith in a £300,000 deal and appear to want to cash in on the 15-goal Stewart to continue their transfer plans.
Huddersfield boss Steve Bruce said: "As far as we know, he`s travelling down to Ipswich for talks at the moment."
Smith also has 15 goals this season and was wanted by Nottingham Forest boss David Platt in a double swoop as Platt picked up Jack Lester from Grimsby.
Smith said: "Steve Bruce has convinced me the club is going in the right direction and if I can help achieve that then brilliant. I haven`t played as many games over the last few years as I would have liked and I`m hoping this will be a chance for me to establish myself with a club which is going places.
"Obviously, it looked like I was going to Forest but when Huddersfield came in, I had to decide whether to join what could be a relegation battle or whether to take up the option of a possible promotion campaign to the Premiership.
"Now I`m looking forward to a new stage in my career."
Former Sunderland star Smith would have been a free-agent in the summer and Bruce said: "I`m delighted we`ve been able to attract a quality player and he`s only available at that sort of fee because Sheffield United have decided to cash in before Bosman.
"I can`t take anything for granted until the deal is done, of course, but I think Martin has a bright future with us. He`s one of the top strikers in the division and he can do us a valuable job."