Mark Lillis hailed a difficult Huddersfield Town debut for Jack Robinson – and insisted he will prove a top signing.

Injuries to Lee Peltier and Tommy Smith meant the left-footed on-loan QPR defender was pressed into service at right-back as Town were beaten 4-2 by Championship high-flyers Watford at Vicarage Road.

The second-placed Hornets collected a third straight home league win despite being reduced to 10 men when the score was 2-2.

 

Centre-back Gabriel Tamas was red carded after two bookable offences, but Town couldn’t take advantage.

That left stand-in manager Mark Lillis, whose side are 20th, trying to pick the positives .

And he saw the performance of ex-Liverpool player Robinson, who has joined up with England Under 21s , as a definite plus.

“Jack has been well schooled at Liverpool and with England Under 21s,” said Lillis.

“He knows the demands of this game, and as soon as I asked him if he’d do a job at right-back for me, he was up for it.

“He’s a good player and a very good addition to our squad.”

Lillis said of the defeat: “It must have been a great game for the fans, end to end with both sides having a right go at it.

“But for us it’s a massive disappointment, because I thought the players followed the gameplan they were given.

“But we paid the price for a lapse when the game was poised at 2-2, and we have to cut out those kind of costly errors, because they will be punished.”