SCOTT ARFIELD hailed Kevin Kilbane after his Huddersfield Town teammate dashed back from Dublin to bolster Town’s League I promotion bid.
The Republic of Ireland’s record appearance maker won his 109th cap in Saturday’s 2-1 Euro 2012 qualifying win over Macedonia in Dublin.
He then jetted back to be on the bench as Town strengthened their grip on second spot by beating Notts County 3-0 yesterday.
“The guy’s a legend, a role model and an inspiration to us all,” said Arfield of the versatile on-loan Hull player.
“He might not have played in the game, but seeing him turn up gave us all a lift and showed what he’s all about.”
While the Republic take on Uruguay in a Dublin friendly tomorrow, Kilbane will remain in Huddersfield as Town prepare for Saturday’s trip to Tranmere.
Manager Lee Clark is optimistic left-back Gary Naysmith will be available after missing yesterday’s match with a knee injury.