LEE CLARK says he’s got just the kind of selection dilemma he wanted ahead of Town’s big match with Southampton at the Galpharm on Saturday.
League I business resumes with Town buoyed by the 3-1 home win over Stockport County which put them into tonight’s Carling Cup second-round draw (10.0 live on Sky Sports News).
Clark looked on in satisfaction as full debutant Jordan Rhodes struck twice after scoring the equaliser in Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Southend.
And Theo Robinson then came off the bench to bag his first Town goal.
Having started with Robinson and Robbie Simpson on the opening day, Clark plumped for fellow new signings Rhodes and Lee Novak for a cup-tie watched by 5,120 (427 from Stockport).
“I’ve got some thinking to do ahead of Southampton,” said Clark, who could allow centre-back Chris Lucketti to join Crewe on loan.
“I was always going to start with Jordan and Lee tonight, and both responded well.
“I have four good strikers and each of them gives me something different.
“Of course their main job is to score goals, and while Jordan executed his very well, Theo reminded me of Andy Cole, who is his hero, with the way he held off his marker and drove the ball home.”
Clark’s only frustration was the late concession of a goal, and he added: “It was a cheap one, and we have to start keeping clean sheets.Related content
“Having said that, it shouldn’t take anything away from some of the fantastic football we played. Now I would like that performance repeated in the 45 remaining league games!”
Of the forthcoming Carling Cup draw, Clark said: “I’ll be happy with a home tie, but if it’s one that really appeals to our fans, even better!”