Skipper keen to maintain good form at Blackburn
Town Captain Peter Clarke has been encouraged by the Terriers’ start to the Sky Bet Championship and wants to see more of the same on Saturday.
“Four points from two games is a good return, but we perhaps could have had a couple more,” said Peter when reflecting on the Doncaster and Charlton games. “We are still unbeaten at home, though, and I thought we played very well on Tuesday night.
“Our performance against Doncaster wasn’t fantastic, but teams will come to the John Smith’s Stadium and try and frustrate us,” he continued. "Teams have taken note of how we want to play football and are setting up to primarily make it tough for us. We need to work hard on the training ground to make us better equipped at breaking teams down.
“Winning is a habit and we want to continue the good form that we have produced during the opening months of the season. When you win close games it gives you an extra feeling of a job well done. There will be lots of games throughout the season like the Charlton match.”
A lot of talk this season has been about Town’s new style of play and formation.
“It is suiting the team well,” Peter said. “The Manager wants the defenders to get on the ball and create space. It allows the wing backs to get higher up the pitch and has given the defenders and midfielders more time on the ball. It is still a work in progress, though, but we have moved the ball well. We are getting the ball forward and at the moment we have a striker who is in great form; it is always nice to have one of those in your team.”
Saturday’s visit to Ewood Park will see Clarke pit his wits against former teammate Jordan Rhodes for the first time this season.
“We know him very well and he is a top, top goalscorer. Whoever is selected at the weekend will have to be at the top of their game to keep him quiet.”