Mark Robins says it’s business as usual for Huddersfield Town midfielder Adam Clayton amid speculation of rising interest from Championship rivals Middlesbrough.
The 25-year-old is on Town’s training camp in Algarve and set to figure in today’s behind-closed doors lunchtime clash with fellow tourists Doncaster in Vilamoura.
Last January, Town rejected a £1m bid from another Championship club, Brighton, for Clayton, who cost £350,000 from Leeds two years ago.
“There is plenty of speculation at the moment, and not just about our players,” said Robins.
“That’s not something we can influence, all we can do is carry on as usual, and that’s what Adam is doing.
“He has knuckled down, as have all the group, and I am pleased with the way things have gone so far.
“The weather out here is good, the facilities are excellent, and we are working hard.
“We trained after arriving on Sunday and we had two hard sessions yesterday.
“We have the Doncaster game today, and the players will have some downtime this evening.
“It’s back to it tomorrow, and we will be working hard again as we build towards Saturday’s game against SC Portimonense.”
The match against the Portuguese second-tier side is Town’s first public appearance this season.
It takes place at the Estadio Da Nora in Albufeira. where kick-off is 6.00 and admission is free.
Town return on Sunday and have a game at Conference North Guiseley on Monday (7.45).
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