LEE CLARK says Huddersfield Town’s away form is “astonishing”.
Successive 4-0 wins on the road (Brentford were beaten two weeks previously) mean his side have totalled 15 goals in four victories and three draws on their travels so far this season.
They have also clinched wins at Port Vale (4-2 in the Carling Cup) and Northampton (2-1 in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy) as well as pushing Championship side Cardiff hard before going down 5-3 after extra time in the Carling second round.
“I’ve told the players that what they are doing in terms of away results and performances is astonishing,” said Clark, whose side are now unbeaten in 38 League I games, have 27 points and have equalled the club’s best unbeaten start to a season of 13 games in Division II (now the Championship) in 1962-63.
“We’re creating chances and we are taking them,” added Clark.
“We are also carrying on right to the end and keeping clean sheets, and to me, that’s as important as scoring the four goals. It’s a huge boost when you’re not conceding, because we know we’ve got goals in this team.”
Clark made one change after the 2-1 home win over Stevenage, with Jordan Rhodes, back from Scotland Under 21 duty, replacing Lee Novak and scoring a hat trick.
“Jordan’s goal ratio is ridiculous,” said Clark of the man who netted five times in two games for the Under 21s and has 10 in his last four outings.
“But my three strikers are all doing really well.
“I was upset at leaving Lee Novak out of the side because he was upset. “Does Lee Novak deserve to be left out? Of course not. But do Jordan Rhodes and Alan Lee deserve to be left out?
“Ask Lee Novak and Jordan Rhodes about Alan and they will say what a huge help he is because he takes so much of the weight off them.
“Whoever is left out is responding in the right way. They don’t sulk, but just get on with their jobs and give me a selection problem for the next game!”