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12 February 2013

Goalscorer Clayton thanks Town’s caretakers

Adam Clayton praised the contribution of Town’s caretaker bosses after the tremendous 2-1 FA Cup win at Leicester City.

The midfielder opened the scoring with a great free kick in just the fourth minute and was delighted to progress to the Fifth Round at the expense of such a talented opponent. 

“I think Leicester will gain promotion from this League, as they have some great players, so to come and win here and progress to the next round of the FA Cup is brilliant for us. Massive credit has to go to Mark Lillis, Steve Eyre and Frankie Bunn for getting the lads ready and playing such a major part in this win,” Adam told

“It was nice to see and nice to be a part of. We had a few young players in the team, but they did very well – handling the atmosphere and the people they played against. It’s nice to know that we have help coming through the system. It was an enjoyable night. 

“We were brilliant. I don’t think our league position is reflective of the team we have; we’ve got a very strong team when we click. If you look at the first 15 games of the season you could see that, so we are always confident going into every game. 

“We have been poor in games and sometimes we haven’t had the rub of the green, but I hope we can build on this now.”

Sean Scannell killed the tie with an amazing second half strike and Clayton hopes that will spur him onto greater things: 

“’Scanz’ does that every day in training – you can’t get the ball off him sometimes. Unfortunately it hasn’t happened for him as often in games, but hopefully now he has that one he can go on and score a few more. Hopefully that applies to me too!

“I’ve not hit many set pieces better. I scored a nice one here last year too against Kasper in the exact same corner; we’re good friends, but I had to mention that to him just now! I’ve hit five goals now, so it would be good to get to double figures.”

Next up for Clayton and co is a Fifth Round tie at home to Premier League Wigan Athletic on Sunday afternoon – another prospect to relish.

“When there is pressure on, the lads always seem to produce. Hopefully the fact that the television is there again on Sunday will spur us on again.”

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