ANDY BOOTH hailed the fans who made his final home match for Town so memorable and urged: “Keep the faith, because Lee Clark will lead this club to promotion.”
The 35-year-old will go into his final game at Leyton Orient on Saturday chasing the one goal required to take his club tally to 150 after his 149th arrived courtesy of a trademark header in front of 14,740 in the 2-2 draw with Brighton.
That Town were unable to go on and win the League I game was the retiring strike legend’s only disappointment, but he admitted: “If someone had offered me one goal before the start, I’d have snapped their hands off, and the whole day was just fantastic.
“The supporters have been superb ever since I started out, and when they get behind you, it really does make a huge difference.
“The rest of the lads really appreciate it as well, and hopefully, they will get behind the team next season, because we have the nucleus of a squad who can make the Championship.
“The manager’s going to be bringing some more players in, and while the midfield lads have chipped in brilliantly, it’s fair to say we need someone to score between 20 and 25 goals a season. They’re not that easy to get, but Lee is looking hard and I’ve lots of faith in him.”Related content
While Michael Collins took his season’s haul to 10 with ninth-placed Town’s other goal, in the 57th minute, Booth’s effort was his fourth in three games.
But the late glut certainly won’t change his decision to hang up his boots and take on a new role as club ambassador.
“It’s great to be finishing on a high, and reaching 150 would be lovely, but I’ve certainly made the right decision,” he added.
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