Clark: Twists and turns to come
Lee Clark says the only League One table that concerns him will be that after Huddersfield's final game of the season at Exeter on May 8. The Galpharm Stadium boss believes there will be plenty of twists and turns over the final run-in, which was set to start with the visit of leaders Norwich today.
Lee Clark says the only League One table that concerns him will be that after Huddersfield's final game of the season at Exeter on May 8.
The Galpharm Stadium boss believes there will be plenty of twists and turns over the final run-in, which was set to start with the visit of leaders Norwich today.
Town, with Lee Peltier set to return, go into the eagerly-awaited clash, which looks sure to attract a bumper crowd swelled by more than 3,000 Norwich fans, in seventh position.
But former Norwich assistant manager Clark said: “At this stage, the league positions have no effect on my thinking.
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“I'm simply concentrating on amassing as many points as possible from the 11 matches that remain.
“With the teams at the top of the table taking each other on over the closing stages, there are sure to be plenty of twists and turns.
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“The key thing is not to get too excited when you are in the top six and not to get too despondent when you're not in it.
“Last week was a disappointment, you can't get away from that, but we have 11 games to go and with the games we have at home it means that we can take points from the teams above us.
“Last week is now history, it's confined to the rubbish bins as far as we are concerned because we have talked about it and analysed it as much as we can. We have to quickly move on and thankfully in this game you get a quick opportunity to change the situation.”
The 37-year old also reflected on his time at Norwich and harbours hopes that the next clash between the two clubs will be in a Championship fixture.
He said: “I had a great time down in Norwich. They have magnificent fans that sell out every home game and take a massive following away - they deserve the success they have had after a few indifferent years. An ideal scenario for me is that the two teams get promoted to the Championship and come May, hopefully that will happen.
“We have the chance to return to winning ways against the league leaders and the best team in this league at the moment. It's a game that my players are looking forward to, as am I. Take away the fact that it's my old club - it's just because whenever you come up against the league leaders at home. We know they will bring a huge following.
“The league table doesn't lie - they have won the most matches to be at the top of the table and they possess a real attacking threat. Chris Martin, Grant Holt and Wes Hoolahan have scored a huge amount of goals between them. We know that we are in for a very tough afternoon but I think Paul (Lambert) will be in the same thought process - that his team will be in for a tough weekend as well. "The Norwich supporters understand their football and would have seen in the first 45 minutes at Carrow Road that we possess a threat and we are a good side ourselves.”