SIMON GRAYSON believes managerial changes at both the Galpharm and Broadhall Way will help take the heat out of tonight’s Town-Stevenage sequel.
SIMON GRAYSON believes managerial changes at both the Galpharm and Broadhall Way will help take the heat out of tonight’s Huddersfield Town-Stevenage sequel.
Ugly clashes at the final whistle of a West Yorkshire game Town won 2-1 in October, pictured above, led to both clubs being fined £2,500 for failing to control their players.
And ex-Town manager Lee Clark had to cough up £1,000 after his skirmish with opposite number Graham Westley and coach Dino Maamria, both of whom are now at Preston.
Ex-Arsenal scout and Colorado Rapids manager Gary Smith has now taken over at Stevenage.
And Grayson, who was then in charge of Leeds, said: “It was something I read about from the outside, so for me, it’s not an issue.
“Nor should it be for the players, and I will just remind them to go out and play with their heads as well as their hearts.”
Town sealed victory when Lee Novak netted from close range in the 76th minute before Stevenage’s John Mousinho blazed a last-minute penalty over.
Gary Roberts had put Town in front a minute before the break only for Scott Laird to level on Stevenage’s first-ever visit to Huddersfield.
Tonight’s clash is Town’s first competitive game at Broadhall Way, officially known as the Lamex Stadium.
But they did play a friendly there in 1970, when it was home to Stevenage Athletic, who went bankrupt six years later.