Huddersfield Town's Peter Clarke focused on form rather than final position
May 1 2010 by Dougie Thomson, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
Clarke claimed the winner against Millwall, his sixth goal of the season, and with Anthony Pilkington, Theo Robinson, Jordan Rhodes, Danny Drinkwater, Gary Roberts and Lee Novak (penalty) doing the damage at Stockport, it means Town’s last seven goals have been scored by seven different players.
In total, 14 have found the net this season with Town notching 79 in their 44 league games to date and 97 in 51 matches in all competitions.
Successive clean sheets have taken that tally to 16 in the league and 17 in all, and Clarke believes both figures bode well.
“As a defender, it’s always pleasing to keep clean sheets, and I’m sure (goalkeeper) Alex Smithies will have been delighted with the last two results.
“If we can keep a clean sheet, there’s always a good chance we’ll win the match because we do pose a threat up front.”
Clarke continued: “We always knew the Millwall match was a big win for us, but it became even more so because of results elsewhere.
“Other games also had an impact on Saturday, with Colchester’s draw meaning our win at Stockport was enough to guarantee a play-off place.
“Now we have two more games to define what will happen in terms of the play-off schedule, and as I said, we aim to get six points and see where that takes us.”