DANNY CADAMARTERI is backing Lee Clark to lead Town to promotion from League I.
And while the frontman will be pursuing his own success with new club Dundee United next season, he’ll remain in regular contact with Galpharm affairs.
“Lee and his management team have been superb ever since they arrived at Town,” said Cadamarteri, who was lured to Tannadice by the security of a fixed two-year contract.
“I don’t think it’s a case of if Lee is successful, more when, and I would love to have stayed and been a part of things.
“But the deal Huddersfield were offering (with a second year dependent on the number of appearances made in the first) didn’t give me what United’s did.
“It was a tough decision, but at my age (29) I have to ensure I look after my family, and I also wanted to be part of a project, not just a short-term fix.
“I’ve had my fair share of injury problems, but I’m feeling fitter now than I have for a long time, and a lot of the credit is down to Lee and (performance coach) Steve Black. Along with Terry McDermott and Derek Fazackerley, they’ve been brilliant with me, and hopefully, I’ll be able to keep taking their advice.
“We started talking about a new deal soon after Lee arrived, and after going to and fro for a while, we agreed to put the talks on hold until nearer the end of the season. In the end we were close, but not quite close enough, and while a few clubs showed an interest, United offered me what I wanted and needed.
“Now I’m looking forward to a new challenge up in Scotland, but I’ll be following Town’s results closely and hopefully calling in every now and then.
“There’s been no fall-out or anything like that. I’m convinced Lee will take Town into the Championship, and I’ll be absolutely delighted to congratulate him when it happens.”
Town have fixed up friendlies at Morecambe on Saturday, July 18 (3.00) and Macclesfield on Tuesday, July 28 (7.30). The match at Harrogate Town has been put back to the following night (7.00).