It’s great to be back says Huddersfield Town’s Joey Gudjonsson

JOEY GUDJONSSON made his first appearance of the season to help Huddersfield Town chalk up a 2-0 win over Exeter in Simon Grayson’s first match at the helm, then pledged: “I want to help this club win promotion.”

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JOEY GUDJONSSON made his first appearance of the season to help Huddersfield Town chalk up a 2-0 win over Exeter in Simon Grayson’s first match at the helm, then pledged: “I want to help this club win promotion.”

Frozen out by Lee Clark, the 31-year-old Icelandic midfielder figured as a 64th-minute substitute as Town picked up a first victory in four games thanks to goals by Jamie McCombe and Jordan Rhodes – his 30th of the season at club level.

While hot shot Rhodes, only the eighth player in Town’s history to reach the 30 milestone, has joined up with Scotland Under 21s for their big game against Holland on Wednesday, Gudjonsson is desperate to feature in Grayson’s line-up at Stevenage tomorrow.

Given a rousing reception by home fans in a 12,303 Galpharm crowd, Gudjonsson, whose last appearance was in the League I play-off semi-final first leg at Bournemouth in May said: “From a personal point of view, it’s brilliant to be back, but more importantly, this was a good win for us. Now need to keep our form going.”

On his long wait for competitive action, the former Burnley man explained: “I haven’t had time on the pitch this season, but it was a situation I had to deal with by keeping my head down and trying to train as hard as possible.

“I had to stay sharp because you never know when your next break will come.

“For family reasons I couldn’t move on from the club, and I believe I still have something to offer here.

“It was brilliant to hear the fans chanting my name, and even when I was warming up, they applauded me, which gave me a real lift.

“I believe I always give everything for the team and the fans, and I’m happy to play any role the gaffer asks of me, because I want to help this club win promotion.”

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