Captain Clarke eager to get back out on the pitch
After Saturday’s defeat to Hull, Captain Peter Clarke is keen to get back out on the pitch and get back on track when the Terriers take on Bolton on Tuesday night.
“As soon as the game on Saturday was finished, you have to start thinking about your recovery and preparation for the next game on Tuesday. It’s all about warming down, ice baths, wearing your skins, eating the right things, rehydrating properly – you have to do it all to be ready to go for the next game,” Peter told htafc.com.
“We’ve been in today and put Saturday to bed. Our full focus is now on the game on Tuesday evening.
“When you’ve not got the result you would like in the game and the performance wasn’t right, the best thing is to get out there again sooner rather than later to put right some of the wrongs. We want to get the positive result we’re looking for.”
Town have turned in some excellent performances and results over the past few weeks, but they have been followed up with losses on several occasions. Peter believes consistency will be brought about by hard work on the pitch.
“The Championship is a difficult league, but we’ve shown what we can do in some of the previous games. Perhaps it’s a little bit down to the opposition, but if we are going to be completely honest some of the application from players in blue and white shirts has to be more consistent, as do performances from the team.”
The team recorded a great away victory at Leeds in their last game on the road and Peter wants to replicate that effort at the Reebok on Tuesday evening.
“We were pleased with the performance and the result at Leeds, so more of the same would be perfect. It might not always be as pretty as we like, but the results are the most important thing at this time.
“Bolton perhaps didn’t start the season as they would have liked, but Dougie Freedman has turned them around and got them playing in a way that suits them. They’ve been picking up positive results and they’ve moved up the table.
“They have lost their last two though and hopefully we can extend their poor run on Tuesday, doing ourselves a big favour in the process.”
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