ADAM CLAYTON will help solve Huddersfield Town’s big midfield goalscoring problem.
That’s the view of manager Simon Grayson, who landed the 23-year-old yesterday on a three-year deal from Leeds United for £400,000.
Grayson – who took the former England Under 20 player to Elland Road from Manchester City when he was Leeds boss – reckons Clayton will thrive alongside his other midfield capture Oliver Norwood.
Clayton netted six goals in 43 League appearances in the Championship last season with Town’s West Yorkshire rivals, and Grayson said: “We need goals from all areas of the pitch and Adam has that capability.
“We can’t simply rely on Jordan to get us another 40 goals this season, just as we can’t rely on the other strikers.
“I think we need to score goals from all areas of the pitch. We need the wide players, the centre halves and the midfield players to chip in, and now we have players who are capable of getting into the box and that can contribute in set-piece situations.
“But Adam also has other sides to his game that I’ve seen when I’ve worked previously with him.”
A fourth signing of the summer following Sean Scannell, Paul Dixon and Norwood, Clayton arrives at the Galpharm having played twice for England Under 20s in the 2009 World Cup and having had loan spells at Carlisle – who he helped reach the Jonstone’s Paint Trophy final – Peterborough and MK Dons.