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28 December 2013

Midfielder Adam happy ahead of Yeovil clash

Adam Clayton believes Town can be happy with the opening half of the 2013/14 season – but wants to finish it on a high with a home victory over Yeovil on Sunday.

Town will reach the halfway stage of the Sky Bet Championship campaign when the Glovers visit West Yorkshire on Sunday and Clayton believes that the team is only getting better and better as it becomes accustomed to Mark Robins’ passing style.

“The season so far has been good, but over the last seven or eight games we have been very good,” Adam told “We’ve been the better team in every game, perhaps bar the Brighton one. I felt we deserved to win at Ipswich and against Reading, which would have been six wins on the spin at that stage on the back of good performances. 

“We’re building all the time. The ideas that the management brought in at the start of this season are starting to show out on the pitch. I think the team is benefitting from an ethos of ‘pass and move’, as we’ve created a lot of chances. We’re trying to make our home patch a fortress. 

“The game-plan is to try and get the midfield on the ball and as the deep-lying midfielder, I get it quite a lot. I enjoy having the ball – I feel comfortable with it – and I like starting our moves off. It’s a good role for me.”

The 24 year-old is set to make the 150th League appearance of his career against the Glovers on Sunday and knows the Terriers are in for another stern examination against their newly-promoted opponents:

“We go into every game looking to win and if we win on Sunday, I think we have had a good Christmas period having just drawn with two of the form teams. 

“Yeovil have won convincingly at some difficult places this year; less than a month ago they won 3-0 at Watford. They are very capable and they’re fighting to stay in the league and establish themselves, just like we were last year. It will be a very tough game.”

Yeovil have used the loan market to good effect to bolster their squad over the last few months, meaning Clayton could come up against his former Manchester City teammate Ishmael Miller this weekend.

“I know ‘Ish’; he’s a good player and if you give him time he can outrun anyone and put it in the back of the net. Yeovil have threats all over; Ed Upson has scored a few goals from midfield too. 

“We’re wary of their threats, but if they’ve watched us over the last few games they will be wary of us too. We get quite a lot of crosses in and we like to take the attack to the opposition.”

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