Huddersfield Town boss Mark Robins says Lee Clark deserves real recognition for the work he did as Town manager.
The Birmingham boss twice took his previous club to the League I play-offs as well as creating a new Football League record of 43 matches unbeaten.
Appointed in December 2008, Clark signed the likes of Jordan Rhodes, Anthony Pilkington and Lee Peltier, all of whom went on to make big-money moves elsewhere, before his departure in February 2012, the season Town finally reached the Championship under Simon Grayson.
“I bump into Lee on the circuit and he’s a good guy,” said Town’s current manager.
“He should get a decent reception because he had a decent time here and was unfortunate not to get promotion.”
Clark is working to a tight budget at cash-strapped Brum, but has seen his side score solid victories over Sheffield Wednesday and Millwall.
But last Saturday’s 1-0 home setback against Charlton spelled a fourth league game without a win and Clark said: “It’s in the history books. We can’t do anything about it, but we can affect the future – and the future for us is at Huddersfield. We need to get a positive result in some way, shape or form.”