Former Leeds man can’t wait to face his old employers
Adam Clayton will come up against his former employers for the first time this Saturday when Leeds visit Huddersfield – a clash he has been waiting for all season.
The midfielder made 50 appearances for the Whites in fewer than two years and is relishing coming up against his former team mates.
“I can’t wait for the game; it was the one that I looked out for when the fixtures were released,” said the 23 year-old. “It’s going to be a good one against a good team. They have won their last two, so hopefully we can stop them; obviously on a personal level I want to give a good account of myself.
“I think I will be more excited than nervous on the day. If Michael Brown is stood in the tunnel it’ll be funny because we get on. We have had a bit of banter over the last few months. We keep saying we are going to get each other. He says he is going to get me, so I will have to get him first! I enjoyed playing alongside Browny at Leeds – he is a very competitive player. Nobody has a bad word to say about him and he is a very nice guy.”
Leeds has sold out its away allocation and although Adam wasn’t expecting a good reception, he hoped any banter would be in good spirits: “I don’t know how the Leeds fans will react. I've been getting a bit of stick on twitter and stuff like that but I've had equal amounts of praise as well, so whatever the Leeds fans come with I’m sure it will be in good spirit."
He continued: “I really enjoyed my time at Leeds. I didn’t play much in the first year, but during my second year I played a lot of games. It was a great Club to be at. When you’re winning at Leeds United there’s not really a better place to be; but when you’re losing there’s probably not a worse place to be. I was disappointed when I left, I was quite upset. However, I have moved on to a new chapter in my life now and I’m more than enjoying myself at Huddersfield Town – it is a brilliant place to be.”
Clayton missed the defeat at Middlesbrough through suspension and comes fresh into the game on the back of scoring a late equaliser at Charlton.
“I am more nervous sat in the stands than when I am out there playing! You think every attack is going to go in and then you are on the edge of your seat when watching the team defend. It is easier to control your emotions when you are playing, so hopefully I will be back in the team on Saturday.”