ADAM CLAYTON can’t wait to experience Huddersfield Town’s first home Championship match in 11 years against Nottingham Forest tomorrow night and pledged: “We want to make the fans happy.”
The 23-year-old midfielder has been disappointed so far by defeats at Preston and Cardiff but believes Town are primed to get off the mark against Sean O’Driscoll’s side.
Clayton had his appetite whetted for battle at the John Smith’s Stadium by the atmosphere when 7,951 turned up for the friendly against Barcelona B, so he’s relishing the chance to play – and hopefully win – when twice as many turn up for the club’s 2012-13 home bow.
“This is Championship football and every game is tough – but this is why everyone went to Wembley and sat through that penalty shoot-out, to have Championship football every week,” he said.
“This is what everyone has worked so hard for and while we didn’t get off to the best of starts in terms of result, we played well and I didn’t sign here for a dull season, I signed here because I believe it’s going to be exciting and exciting things will happen.
“We are all looking forward positively, because after a couple of months off and working so hard in pre-season, all you think about is getting out on the pitch, scoring some goals and making the fans happy.
“That’s what we are aiming to do and we have got the ability – there is always room in the Championship for teams to come up from League I and do well.
“The gaffer did it with Leeds, when we finished just outside the play-off placings in seventh, and Norwich and Southampton came up and went straight through.