OSCAR GOBERN says it’s great to feel wanted!
Town’s hard-working midfielder has shaken off the after-effects of a clash of heads during last week’s win over Oldham and is fit to face Brentford in today’s Sky-televised teatime showdown (5.20).
It will be a seventh successive League I start after the former Southampton man was sidelined by an ankle injury.
Boss Lee Clark (inset) has labelled Gobern a future Premier League player and the 20-year-old close-season signing, who cost an initial £275,000, says that gives him confidence.
“It makes you feel proud when people say things like that about you. It also means you’re doing your job well for the team,” said the Birmingham-born former England Under 19 international.
“I want to repay the faith the manager has shown in me by doing my best for Huddersfield Town. Hopefully we can push on and get the promotion we all want.”
Gobern also paid tribute to Town’s fans for their constant chanting and all-round encouragement during the Oldham derby – and urged them to mount a repeat performance against the Londoners this evening.
“We certainly weren’t at our best but the supporters really stuck with us,” he added.
“We all had to be patient, but games are not usually won or lost in the first half hour. It wasn’t the best of performances but we got three points, and the fans helped drive us forward.
“They’ve always been positive, but the atmosphere last week was great. They really were the 12th man and I’m sure it was their input that spurred us on to get that late goal.
“They will be out in their numbers again today, and hopefully they’ll get behind us in the same way.”