Adam happy with Town’s first win
Adam Clayton is delighted that Town secured their first win of the Championship campaign against Burnley this afternoon – and is hoping to use it as a Launchpad ahead of next Saturday’s clash at Ipswich Town.
“Yeah, we’re buzzing now. Our aim was to get a win in our first three games and now we’ve done it,” Clayton told htafc.com.
“I think the new lads now know what the Championship is going to bring and that is a good victory to get; Burnley are a very good team who pass it very well and have some good players, so it’s a good result. We’ve played against three very good teams in the League and I think we’ve acquitted ourselves very well, so it’s been good so far.
“If you can get the first goal in a Championship game, more often than not you will win the game. It was nice to top it off and get the next one to take a bit of pressure off – that was a nice feeling.”
Town’s first win was accompanied by a first clean sheet of the new campaign.
“I’m sure Smithies will be happy with that!” Adam admitted. “Onwards and upwards now; perhaps we can rattle off another couple of wins and see where that takes us.”
Clayton – one of eight new arrivals this season – believes the team is getting better and better every game.
“We’ve had three games together now, but even in the first against Cardiff I thought our team shape was very good and we passed the ball well against a very good side. Nottingham Forest is another good side – you could see that against Bolton last night – and again today we did well. That only bodes well for the future.
“It’s brilliant here. I enjoy playing football and I’m thoroughly enjoying the way we are playing and passing it at the moment. We’re a tight nit group and the day to day training is brilliant.”
Jordan Rhodes scored his third goal of the season in as many appearances for Club and Country and Clayton knew that the Scottish international would hit the net when the ball fell to him inside the penalty area.
“I was already off celebrating when I saw the ball drop to him! When it drops to Jordan you have no doubt about him hitting the back of the net.”
Jordan was partnered by new boy James Vaughan this afternoon and the former Manchester City is excited by the prospect of their new partnership.
“James is a very good addition to the squad. His pedigree speaks for itself, playing for Everton and Norwich in the Premier League; he’s a very good player. You could see how brilliant his work rate is today and it would be nice to get him his first goal as quickly as possible, because if he is scoring goals with Jordan we’ll have quite a good strike-force.”
Next up for the Terriers is the long trip to Suffolk in a week’s time to take on Ipswich Town.
“I’m looking forward to the Ipswich game, but not necessarily the drive there!” Adam admitted. “It will be another good game in a good atmosphere and it will give our team more experience of Championship football. If we can go there and put another good performance in, like we did at Cardiff, we can push on again when we get back to our Stadium.”
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