ALAN LEE grabbed his 100th league goal to help Huddersfield Town return to League I’s automatic promotion places for the first time in two months and pledged: “We’re fully focused on staying there.”
The teak-tough frontman blasted Brentford’s claims that his 41st-minute header, Town’s first goal in a come-from-behind 3-2 victory, should have been chalked off for a foul on keeper Richard Lee.
“If referees start giving free-kicks for that kind of thing, I don’t know where we’ll end up,” said the Irish star, who now has six goals for the season.
“I have been on the receiving end of some rough decisions this season. In this match, I thought we had a very good referee who understands the game.
“I challenged for the ball fair and square and rather than complain, the keeper has got to be stronger.”
Jamie McCombe headed an equaliser in first-half stoppage time and Jordan Rhodes slotted a slick 50th-minute winner after Gary Alexander’s double, the first a penalty, had appeared to put Brentford in the driving seat in front of 10,534 spectators and the Sky cameras.
“The lads showed great courage and commitment to get back into it by half-time and once Jamie had equalised, I think we all believed we would go on and win the game,” added Lee.
“It’s good to be back in the top two, and while we won’t get carried away, we are looking up at the top of the table rather than behind us.”
Town are above Sheffield United on goal difference and seven points behind Charlton, who beat the Blades 1-0 at The Valley on Saturday.