Gary Roberts returns but Peter Clarke goes off as Huddersfield Town beat Dunfermline in downpour

LEE CLARK watched Town complete a successful Scottish tour with a 2-1 win at rain-lashed Dunfermline.

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LEE CLARK watched Huddersfield Town complete a successful Scottish tour with a 2-1 win at rain-lashed Dunfermline.

“I thought we played some terrific stuff in difficult conditions,” said the Town boss.

The manager confirmed that he and counterpart Jim McIntyre were asked by referee George Salmond if they wanted the game to carry on as the pitch became more and more saturated, but Clark explained: “We were both keen to finish it.

“I liked the fact that the lads had to cope with another problem in terms of the weather and find a solution to circumstances where the ball was sticking – and perhaps it provided a little bit of extra entertainment for the fans.”

There were around 50 Town supporters in a crowd of 1,164 at East End Park and they saw last season’s leading scorer Jordan Rhodes strike twice as his side came from behind to make it four wins in as many senior friendlies.

“Jordan stuck his goals away really well, but I was just as pleased with the moves which led up to them,” said Clark.

While winger Gary Roberts overcame a hamstring strain to play in the contest, skipper Peter Clarke was forced off after 10 minutes when he jarred his back.

Clark explained: “Hopefully we can give Peter’s knock a chance to settle down and then we will make a full assessment.”

 

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