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29 September 2012

The Skipper reviews the Watford game

Huddersfield Town skipper Peter Clarke explained that all eyes now turn to Tuesday’s home clash with Leicester City following Saturday’s defeat at the hands of Watford.

The Hertfordshire side came from behind to grab all three points and inflict Town’s first Championship home defeat, but Peter is looking to take a positive message from the game: 

“We’re disappointed to come away from the game with nothing. Hopefully it is a kick up the backside we can learn from. 

“We were possibly slight favourites coming into the game, but there are no easy games in the Championship; if we aren’t right at it, there is always a chance we can come unstuck.

“We’re looking to bounce back on Tuesday night. To have a game so soon after a defeat is ideal, as we have the chance to put right any wrongs from this afternoon.”

After coming from behind to draw level through substitute Alan Lee’s late header with only a few minutes remaining, Watford attacker Fernando Forestieri won a penalty for his side after going down under a challenge from Danny Ward.

“I didn’t get a good view of the penalty – I’d have to see it again. The individual that won the penalty (Fernando Forestieri) is a tricky customer and you have to be 100% certain when you are making the challenge, especially when you get into the penalty box. We have to learn from that and not go diving in.

“I think for the most part we kept them relatively quiet. They had little bits and pieces, but most of the time they were far enough away from our goal that they didn’t hurt us. 

“Despite that I think you’ve seen that ‘never say die’ attitude not only this season, but over a good period of time last season too. We have a good group of lads here with a good spirit; we never know when we’re done.” 

Today’s game featured a home debut for new loan signing Jermaine Beckford and Peter believes he will be a great addition to the squad:

“Jermaine is a proven goalscorer; he’s a good size and he can compete in the air too, plus he’s a pacey lad and he gives us that threat in behind. I think his signing is a statement of intent.

“Whatever has happened at Leicester is not really our concern – we’re just hoping Jermaine comes here with a point to prove and does so with plenty of goals. 

“Since we’ve been promoted, the strides the Club has made on the pitch and in terms of signings have perhaps exceeded expectations. That’s great though – we have a shrewd Manager and a passionate Chairman and I think they work well together.”

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