Huddersfield Town captain on tough Tranmere's fighting spirit
Dec 6 2010 Huddersfield Daily Examiner
HUDDERSFIELD Town supporters might be talking about Carlisle – The Sequel.
But skipper Peter Clarke is looking no further than tomorrow’s Johnstone’s Paint Trophy area semi-final trip to Tranmere Rovers.
Back in 1993-94 in what was then the Autoglass Trophy, Town overcame Carlisle 4-3 over two dramatic legs in the Northern final to book a first trip to Wembley since 1938.
Seventeen years on, the Cumbrians await the winners of the rearranged match in Birkenhead after they beat both the cold snap and Sheffield Wednesday last Tuesday, when the planned Prenton Park clash was postponed.
Town’s League I game at Dagenham and Redbridge on Saturday suffered the same fate, and Clarke is keen for a return to action just down the coast from his Southport home.
“I’ve been keeping a close eye on the weather,” admitted the former Southend star.
“I think most people were surprised Carlisle managed to get their game on, and fair play to them after a good 3-1 win.