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2 November 2012

Midfielder expecting reaction following defeats

Adam Clayton has told that he believes Town has the character to bounce back from the disappointing result last weekend when they face Bristol City at the Stadium on Saturday.

The Robins visit West Yorkshire currently occupying a place in the relegation zone of the npower Championship table and have only won once away from home in the league so far this season. 

“Hopefully we are able to do the same as we did the last time when we had a couple of dodgy results,” Clayton said.

“It was the opposite last time in that we were winning away but struggling at home, but we’ll take the game as it comes and hopefully get the three points.”

Last time out, Town suffered a 4-0 defeat at the hands of Millwall and will look to put things right at the weekend.

“For 60 minutes we were the better team, but just couldn’t get the goal. You can’t afford to do that in this league,” he said.

“Once we conceded the sloppy second goal, our heads went down and we then conceded two more sloppy goals. The Championship is a tough league to compete in at times.”

Clayton recognises that the Terriers need to forget about the league position of Bristol City following the defeat to bottom side Peterborough a couple of games ago.

“The team that you play against will obviously dictate some parts of the play, so we can’t worry about where Bristol City is in the league,” he said.

“Up to now, the games in which we have struggled have been against the lower teams. That’s not from lack of effort; it’s just how things have worked out. 

“Against Wolves we got in their faces, perhaps caught them on an off-day and we were flying. Against Peterborough, the opposite happened and we caught them on one of their good days.”

Clayton also admits that the midfield has struggled in the past couple of matches and will look to put that right at the weekend.

“Things haven’t been going our way in the last few games but that happens during a season. We’ve been working at it and hopefully it will be our turn to come out on top on Saturday.”

On a personal level, Clayton will be looking to replicate the goal he scored for Leeds past David James against Bristol City last season.

“I don’t go into a game worried if I’m going to score as I know that more often than not I will put them away more times than not,” he said.

“I would have liked to have scored more goals at this stage of the season, so if the team can come away with a win and I can get a goal then I will be more than happy.”

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