Huddersfield Town boss on Plymouth defeat and the worst goals he's seen
LEE CLARK blasted the “poor defending” which led to defeat at Plymouth Argyle.
Town were twice caught out by Bradley Wright-Phillips as the former Manchester City and Southampton striker took his season’s tally to seven.
And Clark, who will check on hamstring injury victim Lee Novak today, admitted: “You won’t have seen two worse goals given away anywhere in the country this weekend.”
While Anthony Pilkington levelled Wright-Phillips’ 17th-minute opener, there was no way back after the Plymouth player netted in the 66th.
Clark, whose side remain fifth in League I after 13 games, continued: “Their goals were very simple and I’m certainly not happy with them.
“They were both the same – the goalkeeper to (Rory) Fallon, who headed on, and the third touch puts the ball in the back of the net. That’s very poor defending.
“You might lose the first header, but the other centre-back has to defend the other striker’s run better.
“For the second one two players went for the same ball, which took them both out of the game.”
Clark brushed away suggestions of offside for Plymouth’s winner, insisting: “I tell my players never to stop. I hate it if players take an easy option and wait for the referee’s whistle. I’m not even sure he was offside, but you should carry on regardless.”
Plymouth’s win meant Clark, who brought big defender Jamie McCombe off the bench and played him up front for the closing stages, came out second-best in his contest with his former Sunderland manager Peter Reid, and the Galpharm chief said: “If we’d defended better, we could have won the match.
“With Alan Lee having run himself into the ground, we needed to change things around, and Jamie created a bit of an aerial threat.