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PETER ASSESSES FOREST DEFEAT

19 February 2013

‘Men against boys’ says Town Captain

Huddersfield Town Captain Peter Clarke assessed tonight’s 6-1 defeat at Nottingham Forest as a case of ‘men against boys’.

“We started quite brightly in the first quarter of an hour or so, then after that one of the terms we have used is ‘men against boys’. To be straight, there were far too many boys wearing a navy blue shirt today,” Peter told htafc.com after the final whistle.

“We’ve been overpowered, overrun, out-fought, out-battled and we didn’t have enough desire or commitment. Personally, I’m embarrassed to be on the end of a result like that and I can only apologise to the supporters who took the time to come and watch the game. I’m sure they’ve gone home very, very disappointed.

“There are not enough players taking responsibility for their own actions for the good of the team. When that happens you are always going to be playing catch up and be up against it.”

Two-time Town Player of the Year Clarke played a key role in the Club’s promotion to the npower Championship and explained that he will do everything he can to consolidate the team’s position in the second tier.

Peter continued: “Some of us have been here a number of years and worked like hell to get where we are now. We’ve worked far too hard to let that go and to go down is the last thing we want, because getting to this level has been three or four years in the making. 

“I certainly believe there is enough in the dressing room, but to be perfectly honest a few need a rocket.”

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