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CLYDE WIJNHARD ON HIS FOREST BRACE

23 September 2020

Former Huddersfield Town striker looks back on Nottingham Forest match

- Clyde Wijnhard recalls his time at Huddersfield Town
- Striker fondly looks back at goals against Nottingham Forest
- Wijnhard still in contact with his former teammates

Former Huddersfield Town striker Clyde Wijnhard looks back on playing against Nottingham Forest with good memories!

The now 46-year-old scored twice against the Reds in his first meeting with them in a Town jersey – an afternoon, in front of the Sky cameras, he remembers fondly.

“We were in good form at that moment in time and winning loads of games.

“We were wearing the blue and green away shirt that day and one of our defenders scored, big guy, Kevin Gray, he scored, and I scored twice.

“I got 'Man of the Match' that day and I’ve still got the bottle.”

It wasn’t just the 'Man of the Match' trophy from that game that sticks in his mind.

“I think one of the goals was a fantastic goal,” smiled Clyde.

“Nico Vaesen played the ball to Craig Armstrong, he crossed it to Marcus Stewart, and I scored. It was three touches and a goal. I remember it like yesterday!

“The other was a tap in. Tap ins are the best goals on the planet. Any striker loves tap-ins.”

He joined Town in 1999 from Leeds United and explained that Steve Bruce was key to him becoming a Terrier.

“I spoke to Steve Bruce and it’s really good when you’re wanted by a manager. It was simple under Steve Bruce.

“He obviously played for Manchester United for so many years, so he knew the level and what to ask from us; it all clicked. He was a nice person, relaxed and let us do our own thing.”

Clyde was the Club’s top scorer in his first season and quickly won over the supporters.

“The fans were great; they love entertainment. With that team we gave them a lot of entertainment.”


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