High standards take Terriers in right direction

WINGER Gary Roberts feels Huddersfield Town have made huge strides on and off the pitch since he arrived at the club two years ago.
Inform Roberts, likely to start against Leyton Orient tomorrow (Saturday), is the sole survivor from the Stan Ternent era now that Jim Goodwin has left.
The former Ipswich star caught the eye with a goal and an assist in last week’s 22 home draw with newlypromoted Bournemouth.
Roberts has earned praise for his consistently good performances in a team which Clark admits has been a bit ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ this season.
Clark is looking for Town to produce over the full 90 minutes in London after only showing in patches what they are capable of so far.
Roberts insists that is down to the high standards Clark has set since taking over from Ternent 18 months ago.
Town’s supposedly patchy form is partly down to a tough run of early fixtures against promotion rivals like Charlton and Peterborough.
Clark has become a famously animated touchline figure, particularly when things might not be going that well on the pitch.
But the team is eighth in the table having only lost once in five league games, a 42 reversal at Peterborough last month.
“The manager (Clark) has very high standards,” said Roberts. “The club has changed massively since he took over. It’s like chalk and cheese.
“Changes behind the scenes that a lot of people won’t notice, like ProZone performance analysis, have a made huge difference. That shows the ambition here.”
He faces strong competition for his place after Clark refreshed last season’s playoff semifinalists with 10 new faces.
Roberts said: “Lee Croft’s played hundreds of games at a higher level and I’m sure Graham Carey’s got a great career ahead of him.
“That means you can’t afford to have a bad game. So it’s been nice for me to get a couple of goals and a few assists early doors.”

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