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Notts County U18
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Huddersfield Town U18

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Match Previews

U17 INTERVIEW: JONES SEEING SIGNIFICANT TACTICAL IMPROVEMENT

6 February 2020

Young Terrier speaks ahead of latest EFL Youth Alliance game

- Under-17s face Notts County on Saturday 8 February 2020
- Winger Pat Jones on what he’s learning so far at Huddersfield Town
- Supporters can attend the fixture at Notts County

Huddersfield Town Under-17s Pat Jones is seeing strides in his playing style since becoming a Young Terrier!

Jones joined the Club’s Under-17 set-up from Wrexham’s Academy.

After working closely with Town’s coaches, he was quick to address how he has found Town’s Academy in comparison.

“It’s quite a big step up from where I was before, but I’m enjoying it and I think I’m excelling.

“It’s a lot more professional here – we train more often, it’s more intense, the games programme is better.

“I’ve learnt a lot about different playing styles and how to hold yourself around other people and around the Club.

“I’ve also learnt a lot of different tactics and different movements which are helping my game. I’m always learning and developing my game.”

The 17-year-old already knew teammate Robson Shipley before joining the Young Terriers from his international call-ups to Wales. He discussed how that helped him settle in, as well as how playing for Wales has helped develop him as a player.

“It definitely helped knowing someone, it helped me settle in a bit better.

“He’s been great with me and we get on really well, he’s definitely helped me out.

“Playing for Wales has helped me a lot because you play against even better players because it’s the best from all the countries around the world.

“It’s different but it’s definitely improved me because you have to adapt to different scenarios and different countries with different food.

“It’s definitely improved me as a player both on and off the pitch.”

You can watch Pat Jones and his teammates in action on Saturday (8 February 2020) when they travel to take on Notts County at Highfields Playing Fields, Nottingham (NG7 2PS).

Kick-off is 11.30am and Huddersfield Town supporters are welcome to attend.

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Match Reports

TOWN’S U17s SHOW POSITIVES IN DECISION MAKING

10 February 2020

Young Terriers’ decision making kept them in control for majority of the match

- Huddersfield Town U17s continue work on decision making and chance creation
- Young Terriers were in control before a late flurry of Notts County goals
- Coach Jon Worthington was happy with his side

Under-17s coach Jon Worthington believes there were plenty of positives to gauge from his side’s match at Notts County on Saturday.

The Young Terriers went into the match aiming to continue their work on decision making on the field, and for the opening 60 minutes what they showed was extremely positive, communicating with one another well, defending diligently at one end and providing a threat for the opposition at the other.

The best opportunity to earn something for their efforts came shortly after the restart, when Sam Sharrock-Peplow squared the ball for striker Robson Shipley, who poked wide from close range.

The fixture was flipped on its head in the final third, however, as the hosts scored two in two minutes, and added a third with just a handful of minutes left to play.

And despite this outcome ‘Worthy’ felt that the positives shown by his side on the day outweighed the negatives, and positive reinforcement would be his focus as a part of the current block of training.

“I think for about 60 minutes we did well and there were some good individual performances contributing to a good team performance,” Worthy commented.

“It’s important to keep focus on our individual programme. Apart from being clinical in front of goal some of the movement was good in terms of in midfield, creating opportunities and slipping the wide men in. We’ve done quite a lot of detail and work on that and the movements, double movements and blind-sided runs, so I thought there were some good things to take from that.

“Obviously there’s always aspects we can improve on too, I’m going to keep the focus on the positives and individual performances because that’s what I’m trying to gauge with this group and it’s what we’re trying to get out of our programme.”

Worthy’s side will have to maintain their focus with a short gap between this fixture and their next, as they host Lincoln City at PPG Canalside on Tuesday (11 February 2020) in the EFL Youth Alliance League. Kick-off is 11am and supports are welcome to attend.

Please note there's no parking available at PPG Canalside!

Town’s Under-17 team vs Notts County (4-3-3)

Michael Roxburgh; Luke Daley (Loick Ayina, 63’), Mustapha Olagunju (Nassim Kherbouche, 45’), Josh Okpolokpo, Tom Bamford; Myles Bright, Ernaldo Krasniqi, Brahima Diarra; Sam Sharrock-Peplow, Robson Shipley, Patrick Jones (Darnel Baxter-Alleyne, 63’)

Final score

Notts County 3-0 Huddersfield Town Under-17s

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