Adam Clayton is confident Huddersfield Town can get the wins they need to avoid a tense end to the Championship campaign.
Mark Robins’ side are five places and six points above the drop zone as they prepare for an Easter programme which brings play-off hopefuls Brighton to the John Smith’s Stadium on Friday before a trip to relegation-threatened Yeovil on Monday.
Town went down 3-1 at Derby on Saturday, when they finished with nine men after red cards for defenders Joel Lynch, who will be suspended for the next two games, and Peter Clarke, who will be banned for Friday’s afternoon showdown.
It’s the second time this season former Brighton man Lynch has been suspended against his first club.
Tommy Smith and Murray Wallace, who went on off the bench at Derby, will hope to get the nod for defensive roles against Oscar Garcia’s sixth-placed side, who have won two on the spin and are unbeaten in four.
Meanwhile, midfielder Clayton believes Town showed enough when they had 11 men on the field to suggest the Seagulls can be downed.
“The way we started the game you could see we were there to put on a good performance,” said the 25-year-old.
“I thought with a full team, we were very competitive.
“The Derby game was an opportunity spoiled, but we will get the wins we need.
“We have a great home game to come and then we are away at Yeovil, so hopefully we can take four, or preferably six points.
“It all depends on how the teams below us do, but I believe four more points will see us safe.”
Harry Bunn, a regular on the bench in recent first-team Championship games, scored twice as the Under 21s drew 2-2 at home to Coventry in their Professional Development League clash.
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