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U17s TAKE ON INDONESIAN SIDE ON TUESDAY

17 February 2020

Jon Worthington’s Young Terriers set to face Garuda Select

- Huddersfield Town Under-17s to play against Garuda Select
- Game against Indonesian side is rematch from 2019
- Supporters can attend

Huddersfield Town’s Under-17s side will travel to the Midlands to take on Indonesian side Garuda Select on Tuesday 18 February 2020.

As the Under-17s continue to work on their development, they face a different challenge to usual when they take on Garuda Select on Tuesday.

Garuda Select are a representation team made up of the best U18 players from Indonesia and are touring the UK.

Academy Head of Recruitment Emyr Humphreys commented on why the side will be participating in this particular match.

“It’s mainly just a different test for the lads.

“It’s streamed online in Indonesia, thousands of people will be watching it, there’s commentators – it all creates a different sort of pressure that the lads don’t usually get.

“It’s also a chance for us to have a look at a few different players and give minutes to players that aren’t necessarily getting them.”

This is the second time the two sides have met. Town’s youngsters played Garuda when they were over last year with the game ending in a 2-2 draw.

Town took the lead early on thanks to goals from Kian Harratt and Jaheim Headley, but an injury time Garuda goal helped level the score. Emyr spoke about how Garuda are different to the sides the Under-17s usually compete against.

“They’re different stylistically.

“We noticed when we played them last year that they really press the ball everywhere with real intensity which is a different type of physical challenge.

“They’re not as strong or physical in that way compared to the lads that we normally play against but they’re a lot more endurance based – they could run all day!”

Emyr also discussed what the Young Terriers will be hoping to gain from this game.

“We’re in the final week of focusing on playing on the pitch.

“The main focus for this game is around creating and finishing in the final third to create goal scoring opportunities.

“The lads have participated in different training practices to get them on the ball in effective positions to try and score more goals.

“They’ve responded really well to it in training, so this game is another chance to put it into practice in a competitive scenario.”

The game will kick-off at 1pm at Aspray Arena, (WV13 3BB) on Tuesday 18 February 2020 and supporters are welcome to attend.

 

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Match Reports

GARUDA PROVIDE TOWN’S UNDER-17s WITH DIFFERENT TEST

18 February 2020

Young Terriers focused on their individual development against Garuda

- Town’s Under-17s faced Indonesian side Garuda Select
- Young Terriers developing well as a group
- Coach Jon Worthington felt the match was a good test for the individuals in his side

Huddersfield Town’s Under-17 side had a different type of test this afternoon as they played against Indonesian side Garuda Select.

The Young Terriers had to get used to a different style of play and deal with the added pressure surrounding the game, like the game being streamed live online.

Garuda Select are a representation team made up of the best U18 players from Indonesia.

Jon Worthington’s side continued their development and continued with their current theme of learning, playing on the pitch.

Town’s youngsters worked hard both with and without the ball during the game but fell to defeat against the Indonesian side.

Jon Worthington explained the different style his youngsters came up against and how that’ll help their games develop.

“It was a slightly different style to what the lads would normally come against, with a different physical aspect of the game.

“Garuda were bright and sharp in and around the final third and that’s how they got their goals.

“The lads will be able to learn a lot from being in those situations, which is why games like this are so important.”

The plan for the game was for the youngsters to focus on the parts of their own games that they’d been working on, combined with the overall theme of playing on the pitch.

“We wanted the players as individuals to focus on their game, which is really important for us.

“We can look back at that with the players, see how they’ve progressed and look through the clips; this is really important for the individual players’ development.”

Next up for the Under-17s is a return to the Youth Alliance League schedule against Rotherham at PPG Canalside on Saturday, so Worthy and his squad will have a quick turnaround to prepare for their next development match.

“For the upcoming game, we’ll be re-visiting the out of possession training, looking at high fight zones and working on different aspects of that.”

Town’s Under-17 team vs Garuda Select (4-3-3)

Michael Roxburgh; Sam Sharrock-Peplow, Tom Bamford, Joshua Okpolokpo, Trialist; Myles Bright, Ernaldo Krasniqi, Ben Midgley (c) (Trialist, 71’); Robson Shipley, Darnel Baxter-Alleyne, Trialist

Unused subs

Trialist

Final score

Garuda Select 3-0 Huddersfield Town Under-17s

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