Captain ready for crunch clash
Peter Clarke is expecting a feisty encounter at Molineux this Saturday as Town looks to strength its survival hopes.
Only goal difference separates the two sides going into the match, who are just one point above the drop zone.
“The game will be very hard fought and I am sure that plenty of challenges will be flying in; it will be a feisty affair,” said Clarke. “Both teams know what is at stake; I don’t care how we win just as long as we are on the right end of the result.
The Terriers sold out their away allocation for the clash on Thursday and Peter applauded the away support.
“It doesn’t surprise me at all,” he began. “When we play away from home we have got a fantastic group of fans that travel in their numbers and really do get behind us. If they can get behind us like they have done in previous away games then that will be brilliant and we will hopefully give them something to shout about with the result.
“If the fans see the players giving everything hopefully they will follow suit; we are all in this together and they need to come out in their numbers and get behind us.”
Town missed out on the chance to pull away from the relegation zone last Saturday, but Clarke insisted that the players’ spirits are still high.
“Obviously the timing of the goal and the ultimate result against Peterborough left an air of disappointment in the changing room because we could have given ourselves a little bit more breathing space. Ultimately, the point got us out of the bottom three which was the first objective and now the next step is to make sure that we don’t fall back in.”
On staying in the Championship, Peter said: “It’s the be all and end all. I think someone said that it’s not a matter of life and death, it’s more important than that! That’s the way the lads feel. Certainly as an individual I do, because it has been a long and tough process to get to where we are now. With that, we certainly don’t want to give that up over the next few weeks, so we will put the effort in to make sure that doesn’t happen.
“The teams in and around the Play-Offs probably haven’t attained the point totals that others have in years gone by so ultimately the spread of points across the division has been great. The teams at the bottom have got more points than in previous seasons, so it makes it really tight but over the next couple of weeks we are going to make sure that we give ourselves every chance to pick up points.”
Please note that tickets will not be available on the day at Molineux!