Lee Clark’s delight as Huddersfield Town are handed trip to Everton in Carling Cup

LEE CLARK welcomed the prospect of a trip to Everton in the Carling Cup and predicted: “It should be a great night for the club.”

LEE CLARK welcomed the prospect of a trip to Everton in the Carling Cup and predicted: “It should be a great night for the club.”

Town were pre-drawn to be away in the seeded second round, and will face the Merseysiders in the week beginning August 23.

It’s the second clash between the pair in the competition, with Everton winning 3-2 on aggregate in 1998-99, when the second round took place over two legs.

It will be decided on the night this time, and Clark, whose side were 1-0 winners in their first-round clash at Carlisle United on Tuesday, said: “You always want to be at home, but if you have to be away, it’s good to be going to a club of Everton’s stature.

“Of the sides we could have drawn, they are one of the highest ranked, and it will be a tough test, no doubt about it.”

Everton finished eighth in the Premier League last season, and Clark added: “David Moyes is an excellent manager who has been in situ for a while now.

“They have improved year on year in the time he’s been there.

“As I said, it’s going to be a real test for us, but it’s one to relish, and I’m pleased for our fans, because Goodison’s a great ground to visit and it’s not too far away.

“I’m sure they’ll follow us in their numbers, and we’ll be going all out to reward them.”

 
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