WHILE all the attention has been on strikers at Town this week, skipper Peter Clarke revealed a secret to Huddersfield Town’s new-look defence – playing in his natural right-sided centre-back position.
The arrival of left-footer Joel Lynch, who put Town on the way to victory against Burnley with an early headed goal, means Clarke can switch to his preferred role.
He said: “Over the last three years I’ve played with several lads and ended up on the left side of the two centre-backs.
“I don’t mind it. It’s part and parcel of the game. But Lynch gives us a balance there as he’s naturally left-footed and I’m naturally right-footed.”
Clarke added of Lynch: “He gets on with the job with the minimum of fuss, he’s very comfortable on the ball and he’s a very good communicator on the pitch.”
Summer signing Lynch, who was highly popular at former club Nottingham Forest, finishing second in their Player of the Year vote, is one of a host of players boss Simon Grayson has captured.
Clarke hailed the transfer business and added: “I think the manager’s been very shrewd. The lads he’s brought in have all done well.
“Keith Southern works hard for the team. He’s the sort of player people might not notice, but the players already know his worth to the team.
“And James Vaughan seems a good lad. He had one day’s training with us after his loan move last week and has already made a great impression.”