ANTON ROBINSON looked ahead to Saturday’s big clash with his former club Bournemouth and urged his Huddersfield Town teammates: “Let’s go again.”
The Galpharm showdown is the first outing for Lee Clark’s side since their mammoth unbeaten League I sequence was ended by leaders Charlton.
Nine days on, Robinson admits the 2-0 setback at The Valley still hurting but added: “Our new challenge is to go on another run.”
Town, who are third, went 43 games without loss and midfielder Robinson said: “That statistic shows what this club is all about.
“One defeat doesn’t change the amount of talent and character we have in the squad, and I think we’re all itching to get back into action.”
Robinson, a half-time replacement for Tommy Miller at Charlton, is targeting a 10th start and 17th appearance in all since switching from the South coast in August.
As well as Miller and Damien Johnson, he faces competition from fit-again Oscar Gobern for a central berth against the 16th-placed Cherries and accepted: “Competition is fierce.
“But I knew that would be the case when I joined, and it’s all about doing the business day in, day out to catch the manager’s eye.
“There’s been a real air of determination on the training ground, and we all want to prove what a good side we are.
“Bournemouth won’t be easy. There have been a lot of changes since last season, but after a tough start, they have picked up nicely.
“They have some good players, but then so do we, and with our total focus on winning promotion, we want to pick up another three points.”
Bournemouth boss Lee Bradbury, who has midfield pair Shaun MacDonald and Mark Molesley pushing for returns after injury, could hand a first start to Teddy Sheringham’s son Charlie.
The 23-year-old former Crystal Palace trainee has looked lively in four league outings from the bench since signing from non-league Dartford in October.
“I feel I’ve been doing all right when I’ve come on whether it’s for two minutes or 10. I’ve just got to keep going, keep pushing and showing the manager what I can do. Hopefully I can get a start soon and be a bit more involved,” he said.
Staffordshire’s Tony Bates will take charge of Saturday’s game.
Town are in FA Youth Cup third-round action against Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road tonight (7.00).