Clayton expects response against Doncaster
Adam Clayton can’t wait to get back into the action on Saturday and put right the wrongs of the Barnsley game.
Clayton’s performance and assist was one of the few positives from the 2-1 defeat at Oakwell.
“We normally win ahead of international break so the last few weeks have been a bit different on the back of a defeat,” Clayton told htafc.com.
“We need to bounce back and we believe that the next two home games are winnable.
“Teams lose games, even the best ones, but it is important that you analyse what went wrong and learn from it. We started very slowly against Barnsley, but in the second half we were the dominant team and unlucky not to get a draw. I keep telling Vaughany (James) that he should have got me another assist. In the end it was an opportunity missed and we now want six points from our next two games.
“We enjoy playing football matches, so the quicker they come the better," the midfielder continued. "Hopefully we can go into the next international break in the top ten.”
Mark Robins' rigorous pre-season schedule helped Town during the opening month of the season according to Clayton, who is yet to miss a game for the Terriers.
“We worked hard to make sure that we were ready for a tough opening month. As a group we are fit and we just want the games to return. For the last week and a half I have been bored, I can’t wait for Saturday.”
On his more attacking role in the 3-5-2 formation, he said: “It gets me further forward and in the middle of the pitch, where I prefer playing. It allows me to roam on to the left or the right and means that I don’t have to cut in from the right; I am not blessed with the pace of Theo Walcott to go around someone. I think my best position is in the centre and I am enjoying the attack mindedness of it.”
Clayton’s team mate James Vaughan picked up the Sky Bet Player of the Month award this week and the midfielder is enjoying providing his service.
“It is nice to know that if you get the ball to him he will score; as a player who likes to make assists that is good to know. He has been in very good form and long may it continue. He has been brilliant for us and he and Pato (Martin Paterson) work very hard and don’t allow defenders to settle.”