2009–10 Huddersfield Town F.C. season

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Huddersfield Town
2009–10 season
Chairman Dean Hoyle
Manager Lee Clark
League One 6th
FA Cup Third Round
League Cup Second Round
Football League Trophy Second Round
Top goalscorer League:
Jordan Rhodes (19)
All:
Jordan Rhodes (23)
Highest home attendance 21,764 vs Leeds United (27 February 2010)
Lowest home attendance 5,120 vs Stockport County (11 August 2009)
Home colours
Away colours

Huddersfield Town's 2009–10 campaign was the club's first full season under the chairmanship of Dean Hoyle, with manager Lee Clark in his first full season in charge of the team. They finished in 6th place, before losing to Millwall in the play-offs.

Squad at the start of the season[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 England GK Alex Smithies
2 England DF Lee Peltier
3 England DF Joe Skarz
4 Republic of Ireland MF Michael Collins
5 England DF Peter Clarke (Captain)
6 England DF Nathan Clarke
7 England MF Gary Roberts
8 England MF Antony Kay
9 England FW Theo Robinson
10 England FW Robbie Simpson
11 Republic of Ireland MF Jim Goodwin
12 England DF Tom Clarke
14 England FW Phil Jevons (on loan at Morecambe)
15 England MF Ian Craney (on loan at Morecambe)
16 England DF Robbie Williams
17 Scotland FW Jordan Rhodes
No. Position Player
18 England DF Andy Butler
19 Republic of Ireland MF Anthony Pilkington
20 England DF Chris Lucketti
21 England FW Lee Novak
22 Republic of Ireland MF James Berrett
24 England FW Tom Denton (on loan at Cheltenham Town)
26 England GK Simon Eastwood
27 England GK Matt Glennon
28 England MF Lionel Ainsworth
29 England DF Liam Ridehalgh
30 England MF Lewis Nightingale
31 England DF Spencer Harris
32 England DF Jack Hunt
33 England DF Leigh Franks

Review[edit]

After the end of the centenary season, Dean Hoyle made wholesale changes at the club. As well as the retirement of Andy Booth, Clark released Jon Worthington, Malvin Kamara, Dominik Werling, Daniel Broadbent, Dan Codman. Danny Cadamarteri and Andy Holdsworth both rejected new deals and subsequently left the club. Cadamarteri joined Scottish Premier League side Dundee United, then a week later, ex-captain Worthington joined fellow League One side Oldham Athletic. On 16 July, young striker Tom Denton joined Football League Two side Cheltenham Town on a six-month loan deal. He returned to the club on 10 November, two months earlier than anticipated. On 22 July, midfielder Ian Craney and striker Phil Jevons joined League Two side Morecambe on season-long loans. Unfortunately, an injury cut short half of Craney's season, and he returned to the Galpharm on 20 April. The following day, his contract at the club was terminated. Also that day, Keigan Parker and Andy Holdsworth joined Oldham Athletic, following Jon Worthington. On 25 July, young goalkeeper Simon Eastwood joined Bradford City on loan until the end of the year. He returned to the Galpharm on 31 December. On 4 August, Eastwood was joined at Bradford by Michael Flynn after terminating his contract at the Galpharm. Kamara joined Conference National side Barrow on 25 September. On 14 December, young defender Spencer Harris moved to Northern Premier League Division One North side Curzon Ashton on a month's loan. On 1 January 2010, midfielder Jim Goodwin joined Oldham Athletic on a month's loan, which was extended to the end of the season on 1 February. On 7 January, defender Andy Butler joined Championship side Blackpool on loan until the end of the season. On 13 January, goalkeeper Matt Glennon terminated his contract with the Terriers, so he could join Bradford City on a permanent deal. On 21 January, left-back Joe Skarz joined League Two side Shrewsbury Town on loan until the end of the season. The following day, 2 of the team's youngsters, Jack Hunt & Leigh Franks were sent on loan to Conference National side Grays Athletic and Conference North side Fleetwood Town respectively. On 27 January, Lionel Ainsworth joined fellow League One side Brentford on a month's loan, which was extended to the end of the season on 1 February. On 1 February, Tom Denton and Lewis Nightingale joined Northern Premier League Division One North side Wakefield on one-month loans. On 17 March, young defender Spencer Harris was released from his contract, then signed for Ossett Town. On 17 May 2010, former captain Chris Lucketti left the club.

Charity kit worn against Southend United, 16 January 2010, in Yorkshire Air Ambulance colours.

On 29 May, Clark made his first signing of the summer, by bringing in Tranmere Rovers captain Antony Kay on a free transfer. On 12 June, Clark signed defender Peter Clarke on a free transfer from Southend United. On 18 June, Coventry City striker Robbie Simpson was signed for £300,000 on a three-year deal. On 30 June, Lee Peltier was signed from Yeovil Town on a three-year contract for an undisclosed fee. On 3 July, young striker Theo Robinson was signed from Football League Championship side Watford for an undisclosed fee on a three-year deal. On 31 July, Ipswich Town striker Jordan Rhodes joined the Terriers on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee. On 14 August, Clark signed Manchester United and England U-19 midfielder Danny Drinkwater on a season-long loan from Old Trafford. On 19 January, Birmingham City defender Krystian Pearce joined on an original emergency loan, to be made into a permanent deal. On 22 January, Lee Clark bolstered his defensive options further with the loan signing of Preston North End's Neal Trotman. On 28 January, Clark made a double signing, Australian international Dean Heffernan signed until the end of the season from A-League side Central Coast Mariners and young striker Nathan Eccleston signed on a month's loan from Liverpool. On 18 February, after impressing on a trial, young midfielder Taser Hassan signed a contract with the Terriers until the end of the season.

Town finished in 6th place, meaning that they played Millwall in the play-offs. After a goalless first leg at the Galpharm, Huddersfield lost the second leg 2-0 at The New Den, meaning that they stay in League One for another season.

Squad at the end of the season[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 England GK Alex Smithies
2 England DF Lee Peltier
3 England DF Joe Skarz
4 Republic of Ireland MF Michael Collins
5 England DF Peter Clarke (Captain)
6 England DF Nathan Clarke
7 England MF Gary Roberts
8 England MF Antony Kay
9 England FW Theo Robinson
10 England FW Robbie Simpson
11 Republic of Ireland MF Jim Goodwin
12 England DF Tom Clarke
13 Australia DF Dean Heffernan
14 England FW Phil Jevons (on loan at Morecambe)
16 England DF Robbie Williams
17 Scotland FW Jordan Rhodes
No. Position Player
18 England DF Andy Butler (on loan at Blackpool)
19 Republic of Ireland MF Anthony Pilkington
21 England FW Lee Novak
22 Republic of Ireland MF James Berrett
24 England FW Tom Denton
26 England GK Simon Eastwood (on loan at Bradford City)
27 England DF Krystian Pearce
28 England MF Lionel Ainsworth
29 England DF Liam Ridehalgh
30 England MF Lewis Nightingale
32 England DF Jack Hunt
33 England DF Leigh Franks
34 England MF Aidan Chippendale
35 England DF Neal Trotman (on loan from Preston North End)
36 England FW Nathan Eccleston (on loan from Liverpool)
37 England MF Taser Hassan

Players in and out[edit]

In[edit]

Date Player Previous Club Cost
29 May England Antony Kay Tranmere Rovers Free
12 June England Peter Clarke Southend United Free
18 June England Robbie Simpson Coventry City £300,000
30 June England Lee Peltier Yeovil Town Undisclosed Fee
3 July England Theo Robinson Watford Undisclosed Fee
31 July England Jordan Rhodes Ipswich Town Undisclosed Fee
14 August England Danny Drinkwater Manchester United Loan
10 November England Tom Denton Cheltenham Town Loan Return
31 December England Simon Eastwood Bradford City Loan Return
19 January England Krystian Pearce Birmingham City Undisclosed Fee
22 January England Neal Trotman Preston North End Loan
28 January Australia Dean Heffernan Central Coast Mariners Undisclosed Fee
28 January England Nathan Eccleston Liverpool Loan
15 February England Spencer Harris Curzon Ashton Loan Return
18 February England Taser Hassan Unattached Free
23 February England Jack Hunt Grays Athletic Loan Return
23 February England Leigh Franks Fleetwood Town Loan Return
12 March England Lewis Nightingale Wakefield Loan Return
20 April England Ian Craney Morecambe Loan Return
29 April England Lionel Ainsworth Brentford Loan Return
11 May Republic of Ireland Jim Goodwin Oldham Athletic Loan Return
11 May England Joe Skarz Shrewsbury Town Loan Return

Out[edit]

Date Player New Club Cost
22 May England Danny Cadamarteri Dundee United Free
26 May England Jon Worthington Oldham Athletic Free
16 July England Tom Denton Cheltenham Town Loan
22 July England Ian Craney Morecambe Loan
22 July England Phil Jevons Morecambe Loan
22 July England Andy Holdsworth Oldham Athletic Free
22 July Scotland Keigan Parker Oldham Athletic Free
25 July England Simon Eastwood Bradford City Loan
4 August Wales Michael Flynn Bradford City Free
25 September Sierra Leone Malvin Kamara Barrow Free
14 December England Spencer Harris Curzon Ashton Loan
1 January Republic of Ireland Jim Goodwin Oldham Athletic Loan
7 January England Andy Butler Blackpool Loan
13 January England Matt Glennon Bradford City Free
21 January England Joe Skarz Shrewsbury Town Loan
22 January England Jack Hunt Grays Athletic Loan
22 January England Leigh Franks Fleetwood Town Loan
27 January England Lionel Ainsworth Brentford Loan
1 February England Tom Denton Wakefield Loan
1 February England Lewis Nightingale Wakefield Loan
12 March England Lewis Nightingale Salford City Loan
17 March England Spencer Harris Ossett Town Free
21 April England Ian Craney Fleetwood Town Free
17 May England Chris Lucketti Released Free
20 May England Danny Drinkwater Manchester United Loan Return
20 May England Nathan Eccleston Liverpool Loan Return
20 May England Neal Trotman Preston North End Loan Return
21 May Australia Dean Heffernan Melbourne Heart End Of Contract

Results[edit]

Pre-season matches[edit]

Date Competition Opponents Home/

Away

Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
11 July 2009 Pre-season Friendly Gateshead A 2 - 2 Simpson [22], Jevons [52] 756
11 July 2009 Pre-season Friendly Wakefield A 1 - 0 Denton [53] 684
15 July 2009 Pre-season Friendly Corby Town A 4 - 1 Robinson [10, 12, 68], Novak [54] 475
17 July 2009 Pre-season Friendly A.F.C. Emley A 6 - 0 Jevons [15, 25, 55], Flynn [18], Parker [49], Franks [69] ?
18 July 2009 Pre-season Friendly Morecambe A 3 - 0 Robinson [2, 44, 54] 1,018
21 July 2009 Pre-season Friendly Newcastle United H 0 - 1 9,691
22 July 2009 Pre-season Friendly Bradford Park Avenue A 4 - 0 Ainsworth [16, 35], Novak [50], Hunt [80] ?
25 July 2009 Pre-season Friendly Coventry City H 0 - 0 3,886
28 July 2009 Pre-season Friendly Macclesfield Town A 3 - 0 Pilkington [17], Collins [25], Simpson [84 pen] ?
1 August 2009 Pre-season Friendly Wrexham A 3 - 1 Robinson [2], Novak [83], Roberts [85] 1,303

Football League One[edit]

Date Opponents Home/

Away

Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance Position
8 August 2009 Southend United A 2 - 2 Pilkington [71], Rhodes [79] 8,059 9th
15 August 2009 Southampton H 3 - 1 Rhodes [50, 68], Kay [82] 12,449 4th
18 August 2009 Brighton & Hove Albion H 7 - 1 Kay [21], P. Clarke [35], Novak [43 (pen)], Roberts [64], Drinkwater [69], Robinson [73, 90] 11,269 4th
22 August 2009 Bristol Rovers A 0 - 1 6,952 7th
29 August 2009 Yeovil Town H 2 - 1 Robinson [33], Collins [65] 12,646 4th
5 September 2009 Milton Keynes Dons A 3 - 2 Rhodes [55], Robinson [60], Kay [78] 9,772 3rd
12 September 2009 Brentford H 0 - 0 12,020 4th
19 September 2009 Millwall A 1 - 3 Rhodes [85] 8,502 6th
26 September 2009 Stockport County H 0 - 0 14,921 6th
29 September 2009 Walsall A 1 - 2 Robinson [47] 3,419 6th
3 October 2009 Colchester United A 0 - 1 5,154 9th
10 October 2009 Exeter City H 4 - 0 Novak [17], Rhodes [44, 49, 52] 13,438 8th
17 October 2009 Charlton Athletic A 1 - 2 Pilkington [38] 16,991 8th
24 October 2009 Leyton Orient H 4 - 0 Roberts [45], N. Clarke [57], Collins [74], Rhodes [90] 13,396 7th
1 November 2009 Oldham Athletic A 1 - 0 Williams [59] 8,569 6th
14 November 2009 Wycombe Wanderers H 6 - 0 P. Clarke [21, 63], Roberts [28], Pilkington [49], Duberry [82 (og)], Robinson [84 (pen)] 14,869 6th
21 November 2009 Hartlepool United H 2 - 1 Hartley [56 (og)], Williams [66] 14,836 3rd
24 November 2009 Swindon Town A 1 - 2 Novak [28] 6,630 5th
1 December 2009 Tranmere Rovers H 3 - 3 Novak [6], Collins [58], Kay [81] 13,509 5th
5 December 2009 Leeds United A 2 - 2 Novak [48], Rhodes [78] 36,723 5th
12 December 2009 Gillingham H 2 - 1 Novak [40], Rhodes [45] 13,844 5th
19 December 2009 Norwich City A 0 - 3 25,004 5th
28 December 2009 Milton Keynes Dons H 1 - 0 Pilkington [27] 16,086 5th
16 January 2010 Southend United H 2 - 1 Rhodes [44, 63] 14,200 5th
19 January 2010 Bristol Rovers H 0 - 0 12,624 6th
30 January 2010 Yeovil Town A 1 - 0 Eccleston [23] 4,110 7th
6 February 2010 Carlisle United H 1 - 1 Pilkington [50] 14,132 7th
9 February 2010 Brighton & Hove Albion A 0 - 0 4,711 7th
13 February 2010 Swindon Town H 2 - 2 P. Clarke [8], Kay [50] 14,610 7th
16 February 2010 Carlisle United A 2 - 1 Novak [6], Rhodes [56] 5,236 7th
20 February 2010 Hartlepool United A 2 - 0 Roberts [15 (pen)], Trotman [66] 4,452 6th
23 February 2010 Tranmere Rovers A 2 - 0 Novak [8, 48] 5,793 6th
27 February 2010 Leeds United H 2 - 2 Pilkington [13], Roberts [85] 21,764 6th
2 March 2010 Southampton A 0 - 5 19,821 6th
6 March 2010 Gillingham A 0 - 2 5,388 7th
13 March 2010 Norwich City H 1 - 3 Trotman [3] 17,959 7th
20 March 2010 Leyton Orient A 2 - 0 Rhodes [26], Robinson [68] 4,119 7th
27 March 2010 Charlton Athletic H 1 - 1 Rhodes [53] 14,459 7th
3 April 2010 Wycombe Wanderers A 2 - 1 Rhodes [22], Robinson [52] 5,288 6th
6 April 2010 Oldham Athletic H 2 - 0 Robinson [38, 90] 14,561 6th
10 April 2010 Brentford A 0 - 3 5,209 6th
13 April 2010 Walsall H 4 - 3 Robinson [22 (pen)], Rhodes [45], Kay [90], Novak [90] 14,396 6th
16 April 2010 Millwall H 1 - 0 P. Clarke [39] 16,050 6th
24 April 2010 Stockport County A 6 - 0 Pilkington [2], Robinson [37], Rhodes [68], Drinkwater [85], Roberts [90], Novak [90 (pen)] 6,887 6th
1 May 2010 Colchester United H 2 - 1 Robinson [17 (pen)], Novak [90] 19,750 6th
8 May 2010 Exeter City A 1 - 2 Roberts [2] 8,383 6th

Football League Play-Offs[edit]

Date Round Opponents Home/

Away

Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
15 May 2010 Semi-Final 1st Leg Millwall H 0 - 0 14,654
18 May 2010 Semi-Final 2nd Leg Millwall A 0 - 2 15,463
  • Millwall won 2-0 on aggregate.

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents Home/

Away

Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
6 November 2009 Round 1 Dagenham & Redbridge H 6 - 1 Williams [9], Roberts [21, 72], Novak [24, 56], Rhodes [44] 5,858
28 November 2009 Round 2 Port Vale A 1 - 0 N. Clarke [12] 5,311
2 January 2010 Round 3 West Bromwich Albion H 0 - 2 13,472

Football League Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents Home/

Away

Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
11 August 2009 Round 1 Stockport County H 3 - 1 Rhodes [45, 48], Robinson [74] 5,120
26 August 2009 Round 2 Newcastle United A 3 - 4 Robinson [37, 39 (pen)], Rhodes [47] 23,815

Football League Trophy[edit]

Date Round Opponents Home/

Away

Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
1 September 2009 Round 1 North East Rotherham United A 2 - 1 P. Clarke [2], Simpson [7] 2,246
6 October 2009 Round 2 North East Chesterfield A 3 - 3 Pilkington [65, 90], N. Clarke [90] 3,003
  • Chesterfield won 4 - 2 on penalties
    Penalties  
Lowry Penalty scored
Lester Penalty scored
Gray Penalty scored
McDermott Penalty scored
4 – 2 Penalty missed Pilkington: over crossbar
Penalty scored Williams
Penalty missed Goodwin: Lee saved
Penalty scored Kay
 

Appearances & goals[edit]

Squad No. Name Nation Position League Apps League Goals FA Cup Apps FA Cup Goals League Cup Apps League Cup Goals FLT Apps FLT Goals Play-Off Apps Play-Off Goals Total Apps Total Goals
1 Alex Smithies  England GK 46 0 3 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 55 0
2 Lee Peltier  England DF 42 0 3 0 2 0 1 0 2 0 50 0
3 Joe Skarz  England DF 14 (1) 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 19 (1) 0
4 Michael Collins  Republic of Ireland MF 23 (5) 3 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 (1) 0 29 (6) 3
5 Peter Clarke  England DF 46 5 3 0 2 0 1 1 2 0 54 6
6 Nathan Clarke  England DF 15 (1) 1 3 1 1 0 2 1 0 (1) 0 21 (2) 3
7 Gary Roberts  England MF 40 (3) 7 3 2 1 0 1 0 2 0 47 (3) 9
8 Antony Kay  England MF 38 (2) 6 3 0 2 0 1 0 2 0 46 (2) 6
9 Theo Robinson  England FW 17 (20) 13 0 (3) 0 1 (1) 3 0 0 0 (1) 0 18 (25) 16
10 Robbie Simpson  England FW 4 (10) 0 0 0 0 (2) 0 1 1 0 0 5 (12) 1
11 Jim Goodwin  Republic of Ireland MF 3 (2) 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 (2) 0
12 Tom Clarke  England DF 15 (7) 0 0 (2) 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 17 (9) 0
13 Dean Heffernan  Australia DF 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
16 Robbie Williams  England DF 13 (4) 2 2 1 0 0 0 (1) 0 1 (1) 0 16 (6) 3
17 Jordan Rhodes  England FW 43 (2) 19 3 1 2 3 1 0 2 0 51 (2) 23
18 Andy Butler  England DF 10 (1) 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 12 (1) 0
19 Anthony Pilkington  Republic of Ireland MF 42 (1) 7 2 0 2 0 2 2 2 0 50 (1) 9
21 Lee Novak  England FW 24 (14) 12 3 2 1 0 1 (1) 0 2 0 31 (15) 14
22 James Berrett  Republic of Ireland MF 2 (7) 0 0 (1) 0 0 (1) 0 1 0 0 0 3 (9) 0
25 Danny Drinkwater  England MF 27 (6) 2 0 (1) 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 30 (7) 2
27 Krystian Pearce  England MF 0 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 (1) 0
28 Lionel Ainsworth  England MF 2 (9) 0 1 (1) 0 0 (2) 0 1 (1) 0 0 0 4 (13) 0
35 Neal Trotman  England DF 21 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 23 2
36 Nathan Eccleston  England FW 4 (7) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 (1) 0 4 (8) 1

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