Huddersfield Town manager Lee Clark has described his right-back Lee Peltier as 'distraught' after his actions saw him last just 14 minutes of Saturday's game at Huish Park. The former Glovers player was dismissed for swinging an arm at Yeovil striker Dean Bowditch right in front of the dug-outs early on in the 1-1 draw against the Terriers.
Having already been dismissed once this season, in a League Cup tie against Everton, Peltier will now face a four match ban, and Clark told the Huddersfield Daily Examiner after the game that the player would be disciplined for it, having had a clear view of the incident:
"I donít know what happened, but Lee threw his arm back and hit the lad in the face (Dean Bowditch) and, with it happening against his old club where he had so many happy times, Lee was distraught. He apologised to the lads in the dressing room but we will discipline him because you canít do that sort of thing and Lee knows it. We want controlled aggression, because itís hard enough when itís 11 v 11 without going down a man, but the other lads responded superbly and not only did themselves proud, but the club proud. Lee is going to miss a lot of games now and thatís a blow because he is a big, big player for us and this is an important time."
Peltier himself said on his Twitter account after the game that he knew he was in the wrong over the incident saying "Can't argue with the decision - was stupid - looked worse than it was! Absolute gutted". His former boss Terry Skiverton took a fairly laid-back approach to the incident in his post-match interview, saying:
"I'd never say a bad word about him, because of the job that he did to keep us in this division when he was playing as a centre-half."
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