Date: 7th July 2012 at 12:59pm
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New signing Adam Clayton, who joined from Leeds yesterday, has revealed he wants to play somewhere he was wanted.

The 23-year-old, who joins Town on a three year deal, said that he has nothing against former manager Neil Warnock. This despite not being part of Warnock’s master plan to move the club forward.

Clayton spoke to Radio Leeds:-

‘It was a case of, if you`re not wanted somewhere then you don`t really want to stay there. When you are wanted somewhere else, then it is a nice feeling.

I have nothing against the manager Neil Warnock or Leeds. I had an unbelievable time there. I was not part of his plans, he had his own ideas, and that is how he thinks the club will move forward.

‘It was just a case of me wanted to be somewhere where I was wanted. I was wanted at the start of last season but wasn`t wanted at the end of it.

‘I am just delighted I have found a team that are ambitious and have the same aspirations that I have. I think we will complement each other and move forward quite well.

‘It was a massive disappointment at the end of last season. I had a good seasonally personally and I didn`t expect it. It was a decision the manager made and I am sad to leave.’


Clayton had been on the transfer list at Leeds after rejecting a new contract from the club, so perhaps he was wanted, but didn’t feel valued – so hence the switch to the real ‘Yorkshire Club’

Clayton was understandably pleased to be joining up with Ex-Leeds boss Grayson and his backroom team again, and he spoke officially to htafc.com:-

‘It’s the ambition of the place to be honest; once the Manager called me and I came down to meet the Chairman it was obvious. Everything about Huddersfield Town is moving forward and I want to go to the same place as the Club – I think this is a great place to achieve that,’

‘I want to play in the Premier League; I’m young and ambitious and I think this is an ambitious team too. I think the Club and I can grow together.

‘Obviously I’ve worked with Simon and ‘Snods’ before and I know how we works day-to-day. I’ve worked with Ian Miller for even longer as he was at Manchester City with me.

Steve Eyre is a good friend of mine too – he’s been coaching me since I was nine years old. I know I’m going to enjoy the day-to-day work and that’s the most important factor for me when you join a new football club, because it will mean you play your best football.’

‘The Chairman is infectious; he’s a top man. He really speaks the truth and lets you know exactly what’s going on at the Club. After meeting him, and knowing the staff here, it was a no-brainer really.’


This shows the good work that goes on behind the scenes and the pull that the management team and chairman have, especially as its rumoured we beat off interest from Burnley and other Championship sides to Clayton’s signature.

Clayton is a welcome addition to the Town squad with many people looking forward to seeing him and Norwood in the middle of the park, although they could still be challenged by Antony Kay, Anton Robinson, Oscar Gobern who have yet to leave the club!

 

6 Replies to “HTAFC – Adam Clayton ‘I was wanted’”

  • Now to see if McCormack follows suit – especially as we are on the lookout for a striker – so im told.

  • It was nothing to do with be wanting, he was put on the transfer list at Leeds because he wanted a big wage increase after one season. Good luck to him though, I am sad to see him leave. A young lad with plenty of potential.

  • Has ability but faded badly in the second half of the season and looked as if he wasn’t up to it. Made me wonder about our general fitness levels throughout the squad under Grayson? And you have to EARN a big wage increase Adam, it’s not just not handed to you on a plate. Good luck to him anyway. He’ll need it when he comes up against us..

  • Decent start last season but like his passes he went backwards and couldn’t justify his place. Then got greedy

  • Your only hope this season is to keep hold of Warnock … If he leaves you will struggle again … Thanks for Adam Clayton,and don’t worry if he cant get into the side we already have an army of midfielders who are good enough for the championship …

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