Huddersfield Town: Clark eager to put the bite back in Terriers

Boss Lee Clark has given his full backing to the current Huddersfield Town squad ahead of tomorrow's League One hosting of Colchester United (KO 3pm) – throwing his support behind new number one Ian Bennett.

Bennett will start in goal tomorrow with Alex Smithies facing up to two months on the sidelines through ligament damage – the 20-year-old having had an operation on Wednesday.

Town's team in general is under scrutiny once again in light of Tuesday night's 4-0 Johnstone's Paint Trophy hammering at Carlisle United, but Clark feels the current squad will turn matters around and is not about to panic.

The Terriers remain second in League One and Clark is fully focused on tomorrow's hosting of a Colchester team currently lying 10th but nicely poised with games in hand.

"I am not worried about losing Alex (Smithies) as I know Ian Bennett will deputise excellently, as he has done previously this season," said Clark.

"The answer is not to keep delving into the transfer market, these players are good enough to achieve what we set out to do, so my job is to work with them and produce a good result on Saturday.

"Sadly the players have under-performed massively (on Tuesday) and it's now my job to pick them up and get them back on track."

Clark is also refusing to write off his side's chances of a Wembley appearance in the JP Trophy final – despite losing Tuesday's semi-final first leg setback.

"The tie is not over, but it's one hell of a mountain to climb," he added.

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