Huddersfield Town - Smithies named as temporary Terriers Captain
UK time is: 08:27:01
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Smithies named as temporary Terriers Captain

ACADEMY product and Huddersfield Town's number 1, Alex Smithies, has been handed the captaincy for this Saturday's Championship clash with run-away leaders Cardiff City.

The announcement came on Friday that Smithies would take the armband after Skipper Peter Clarke was ruled out for 2 weeks after suffering concussion last weekend in the 3-0 defeat at Derby County.

Caretaker manager Mark Lillis explained his decision to htafc.com

"After a bit of consideration, I decided to call Alex Smithies in to my office and hand him the captaincy. He deserves it; he is 22 years of age and he is a local lad who is a very good communicator.

"He came through the Academy at the Club and if you look at some of his performances over the past six months, they have been very good. He is a talker and his reaction when I told him was very good; I think he was a bit surprised when I hugged him, I think he thought I was going to give him a kiss! This experience will help his career down the line."


This is certainly a good vote of confidence in Smithies, and hopefully one which he will thrive on as Town head into perhaps the toughest match of the season.

Cardiff have won their last 5 away matches on the spin, the latest was a 1-0 victory over neighbours Leeds United and came courtesy of a debut goal from Huddersfield born Fraiser Campbell!




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Terrier24 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday February 9 2013

Time: 11:06AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
good move, should spur on academy lads if nothing else to show what can be achieved
Terrier24
Report Abuse
09/02/2013 11:28:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Huddersfield Town Articles

Gobern Expected To Leave (Sunday May 24 2015)

Terriers Set Up Rochdale Friendly (Thursday May 21 2015)

Blackpool Charged & Grimsby Friendly (Wednesday May 20 2015)

Barnsley Friendly Arranged (Tuesday May 19 2015)

Setting A Dangerous Precedent (Monday May 18 2015)

Blackpool Confirmed As Nil-Nil (Saturday May 16 2015)

Powell Talks Summer Plans (Monday May 11 2015)

Archived Huddersfield Town Articles

List All Vital Huddersfield Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
13. Sheff Wed 46 14 18 14 -6 60
14. Forest 46 15 14 17 2 59
15. Leeds Utd 46 15 11 20 -11 56
16. Huddersfield 46 13 16 17 -17 55
17. Fulham 46 14 10 22 -21 52
18. Bolton 46 13 12 21 -13 51
19. Reading 46 13 11 22 -21 50

Breaking League News

Arter: We will try to ignore media spotlight
Bournemouth : 26/05/2015 08:20:00
Gayle could cost 4.5million
Bournemouth : 26/05/2015 08:09:01
LUFC Leeds fans to clock up the miles next season
Leeds Utd : 26/05/2015 08:00:00
Cherries target linked with Spurs
Bournemouth : 26/05/2015 07:55:01
Lathwell: We've always wanted under soil heating
Bournemouth : 26/05/2015 07:48:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Blackburn MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Smithies 3%
Smith 0%
Hudson 8%
Wilkinson 0%
Scannell 8%
Coady 0%
Gobern 8%
Butterfield 41%
Lynch 0%
Miller 8%
Wells 8%
Sub - Lolley 16%
Sub - Vaughan 0%