LEE CLARK reckons Robbie Simpson can make a big impact in Town’s push for the Championship.
The manager was delighted to have six different players on the scoresheet for the second time this season when his side sealed a League I play-off place by hammering Stockport 6-0 on Saturday.
But Clark was also pleased with the cameo performance produced by striker Simpson, who came on as a substitute following his specialist-aided recovery from a troublesome thigh injury.
Now the former Cambridge and Coventry man is pushing for a 17th game in Town colours at home to Colchester on Saturday, when admission prices have been slashed to £10 and £5 concessions in a bid for a bumper gate.
“Robbie’s got a smile back on his face, which is great to see,” reported Clark.
“After seeing the specialist for some very effective treatment he had an excellent week in training and topped it off by playing at Stockport.
“His work-rate caught the eye and the pressure he put on the opposition helped us get the penalty for our sixth goal.
“The thigh problem has been a bit of an issue for him, because he’s made a couple of attempted comebacks but not been 100%.
“But I think he is now pain-free for the first time in a while, and that’s brilliant because I know how much he wants to make a mark.”
Clark continued: “I think he could turn out to be a key man for the run-in, because for this stage of the season, he’s very fresh.”