Huddersfield Town’s former Everton duo Peter Clarke and Gary Naysmith up for the Cup
Aug 14 2010 by Dougie Thomson, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
PETER CLARKE says he and Town teammate Gary Naysmith are looking forward to returning to Everton in the Carling Cup.
But he insists their full focus will be on the two League I matches before the Goodison game on Wednesday, August 25, for which Town have 6,000 tickets.
Lee Clark’s side have their first home outing against Tranmere this afternoon, then visit Peterborough next Saturday.
“We’re really pleased with the start we’ve made,” said skipper Clarke of the 3-0 win at Notts County and 1-0 Carling Cup first-round success at Carlisle.
“But it is just a start, and we know Tranmere will give us a tough test, because they will be well drilled, well organised, and especially considering (manager) Les Parry’s background as a physiotherapist, very fit.”
Southport-born Clarke started out at Everton, winning eight Under 21 caps before joining Blackpool in 2004.
His defensive colleague Naysmith was at Goodison from 2000 to 2007.
“It will be my first return to Everton, and the club has a special place in my life because it was where I started out,” said centre-back Clarke, 28.