LEE CLARK says Town’s FA Cup disappointment represents a missed opportunity for the men who came in.
LEE CLARK says Huddersfield Town’s FA Cup disappointment represents a missed opportunity for the men who came in.
The manager made seven changes for the County Ground clash with Nick Colgan, Gary Naysmith, Jamie McCombe, Antony Kay, Donal McDermott, Anton Robinson and Alan Lee coming in for Ian Bennett, suspended Jack Hunt, Peter Clarke, ineligible Liam Cooper, Scott Arfield, Damien Johnson and Jordan Rhodes, who is on Scotland duty.
“This was a great opportunity for the players who came in,” said Clark.
“Part of my teamtalk beforehand was to tell the lads ‘If you want to give me a selection headache for Notts County (at home in League I on Saturday), you have to produce’.
“I know in my own mind how many people have enhanced their reputations during this match.
“I’m a straightforward sort of bloke. If people play well, I don’t change the side.
“I would never disrespect this prestigious competition and I’m very disappointed because I felt the team I selected was good enough to win.
“The players I brought in are experienced and I wanted to keep them up and running.
“These players aren’t suddenly bad players and they will all play a part this season. But some of them are a little further away from selection than they were before this game.”
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