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Simpson thrives on goals pressure

Robbie Simpson
Simpson will wear the number 10 shirt for Huddersfield

New Huddersfield Town striker Robbie Simpson says he is happy to accept the pressure of trying to fire the club to promotion this season.

The 24-year-old scored only four goals in 61 appearances for previous club Coventry, but before that netted 17 times in 32 games for Cambridge United.

"I want pressure to be on my shoulders to score goals again like it was at Cambridge where I delivered," he said.

"Hopefully I can now deliver here at Huddersfield," he told BBC Radio Leeds.

Simpson has dropped down a division to play for the Terriers after joining them from the Sky Blues in June on a three-year deal for a fee believed to be in the region of £300,000.

He could make his debut in Huddersfield's opening game of the season at Southend United on Saturday.

Simpson started his career with Cambridge City and spent four years there from 2002, scoring 40 goals in 77 appearances before joining city rivals Cambridge United.

The forward is just one of Huddersfield manager Lee Clark's summer signings, which also include Antony Kay from Tranmere, Peter Clarke from Southend, Yeovil Town's Lee Peltier, Theo Robinson from Watford and Ipswich Town striker Jordan Rhodes.

BBC Radio Leeds will have full match commentary of every Huddersfield Town game on 92.4 FM.



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