Anton Robinson has got a massive role to play in the future at Huddersfield Town says manager Lee Clark
ANTON ROBINSON gave Huddersfield Town a glimpse into the future with his winner at Yeovil.
That’s the view of boss Lee Clark, who sent on his signing from Bournemouth with just 18 minutes left at Huish Park with instructions to make an impact.
He couldn’t have done much more than touch in Lee Novak’s assist after Yeovil keeper Marek Stech had beaten out Scott Arfield’s curling left-footer.
And the manager was delighted for the 25-year-old Londoner, who pounced with just 11 minutes left to the delight of 300 travelling fans.
“I had a good chat with Anton because he’s not played much for us, just bit parts really,” said Clark.
“The thing is, when he does get on he makes an impact, like he did against Stevenage when he hit the post and Lee (Novak) scored the winner.
“I told Anton there are two older heads in central midfield at the moment (Tommy Miller and Damien Johnson) and they are doing well.
“I told him that he is the future of this football club.
“He is a very, very good footballer and a very talented one and, no matter which league we are playing in, he has got a huge part of play for us.
“Anton is very quick across the ground, very energetic, and he is a typical modern-day box-to-box midfield player.
“And he’s a terrific lad as well. It can be difficult because he has left his old club, where he was one of the stars in a very good Bournemouth team and he’s come to us and started some games, playing well, and been a bit part player in others.
“He’s a smashing lad to have around the place, though, he loves the club and his young family have now moved up to the area, so that’s all good for him.
“As I said to him, he’s got a huge part to play in the future at Huddersfield Town, both in the short term and the long term, and it doesn’t matter which division we are playing in the same will be true.”