Saturday’s special guest wants a Town win
Huddersfield-born Olympic gold medallist Ed Clancy will be a special guest at Town’s npower Championship clash at home to Burnley on Saturday – and the Terriers could give him some serious bragging rights if they beat the Clarets!
Ed’s fellow gold medallist in the Team Pursuit, Steven Burke, is from Burnley and while Clancy couldn’t tempt his colleague to the game – Steven has a prior commitment in his home town – he is still hoping to get one over on his Lancastrian colleague.
“For the sake of bragging rights against Steven Burke, hopefully we can put away Burnley,” Ed told htafc.com in an exclusive interview on Wednesday.
“Huddersfield did really well last season and it will be interesting to see what happens against Burnley. I watched the Cardiff game and I thought the side played really well and were unlucky, so I’m looking forward to coming to the game this weekend.”
Town has earmarked Saturday’s clash as the ‘Golden Game’, with local hero Clancy being joined by 14 local torchbearers as part of an Olympic theme, and two-time Gold Medallist Ed is delighted to see the Olympic spirit still permeating the country.
“So many people come up to me and tell me how inspiring the Olympics was. With the results we had I think it’s made people proud to be British.
“Now the Olympics have passed, it’s nice to be able to sit back and be a bit normal – just do everyday things, like go to a football game!”
Town fans were hoping that Clancy could have been joined by another of Huddersfield’s finest at the Olympics, but our adopted son Jordan Rhodes was cut from the Team GB Olympic Squad at the final hurdle – instead making the standby list.
“That was a shame; we’ve all seen how well the athletes from Yorkshire did in the Olympics and we could have had another one! It’s great to see home-grown talent doing well, not only Huddersfield but all across the county.”
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