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Huddersfield Town U18
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Bradford City U18

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Match Previews

SHANE MAROODZA DELIGHTED TO BE BACK IN ACTION

23 April 2021

Youngster speaks ahead of Saturday’s game against Bradford City

- Defender Shane Maroodza speaks to htafc.com
- Young Terrier makes his come back from injury
- Town’s Under-17s face Bradford City on Saturday (24 March 2021)

Huddersfield Town Under-17s defender Shane Maroodza is delighted to be back in action following an injury lay off for a fractured foot.

The injury, which Shane picked up following the Young Terriers FA Youth Cup tie against Newcastle United, has seen him confined to the sidelines for the last four months.

The defender was quick to comment on good it felt to be back playing with his teammates in their Clarets Cup Quarter-Final victory over Preston North End.

“It felt excellent to be honest.

“It was fun to play, it’s been four months, so I was happy to be out there and to help the team.

“I like playing these high pressure, high profile games, they’re my favourite type of games to play in!

“I’m always ready for them, and almost scoring and almost getting an assist against Preston, I just really like them.”

The 16-year-old went on to discuss how frustrating it’s been picking up an injury just as he was getting into the swing of things with the Young Terriers.

“It was very annoying getting injured, because I’d started playing well and had a big performance in the FA Youth Cup.

“I feel like I could have applied myself more and even had the chance to play with the higher age groups if I’d stayed fit.

“The last few weeks in particular have been tantalising.

“I’ve known that I’ve been so close, so I’ve just felt like I’ve been really ready to get out there and play.”

The youngster also spoke about what he hopes to achieve now that he’s back.

“I just want to try and keep getting minutes, performing well and showing the coaches what I’m like again so that they can see the old Shane.”

Shane and his Under-17 teammates will be back in action on Saturday 24 March 2021 when they host Bradford City at Canalside.

You can keep up to date with all things Huddersfield Town Academy on their official Twitter page; @htafcacademy.

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Match Reports

DANAHER PLEASED WITH ‘ADAPTIVE’ TEAM DISPLAY

25 April 2021

George Danaher reviews Bradford City win

- Town’s Under-17s Coach on Bradford City victory
- Danaher discusses team adaptability
- Ernaldo Krasniqi, Conor Falls and Brahima Diarra all on scoresheet

Huddersfield Town’s Young Terriers were victorious in their West Yorkshire derby against Bradford City at Canalside on Saturday morning.

While the first half was a quiet one, Ernaldo Krasniqi, Conor Falls and Brahima Diarra all found the back of the net in the second half to secure victory.

Saturday’s result meant the young side have now won three games in their last three as they look to carry on their good run of form heading towards the back end of the season.

Under-17s Coach George Danaher was pleased with how his side reacted to the challenge.

“The game was good, it was a good challenge.

“The boys reacted well to some changes at half time, which ended up being a vital part of how we won the game.

“The lads need to be able to take on the information and then go and produce it on the pitch and they did this very well.”

The game against Bradford City was a West Yorkshire derby and Danaher wanted to emphasise the importance of the game to the lads.

“We tried to put real emphasis on winning the game and that's something which we try to do towards the end of the season and put real demand on how the lads manage the game at key times.”

The Town Coach had plenty of positives to take from the game and wants the lads to take confidence from the win when they face Lincoln City next weekend.

“The biggest positive from the game was the boys were able to adapt and change at half time to a new shape, which allowed us to attack in better areas.

“Sometimes in football the first game plan doesn’t always go right, so I think it’s important players can adapt, and I think they did this really well to end up winning the game.

"The lads can take confidence from this game into Lincoln and it’s a game where we will go there and try our best to perform.”

Young Terriers Team (4-2-3-1)

Nicholas Bilokapic; Luke Daley, David Adewoju, Loick Ayina (c), Brodie Spencer; Etienne Camara, Ernaldo Krasniqi (Dylan Helliwell, 88’); Myles Bright (Neo Eccleston, 40’), Brahima Diarra, Donay O’Brien-Brady (Ben Midgley, 68’); Conor Falls (Cian Philpott, 88’)

Unused Subs

Evander Grubb

Scorers

Ernaldo Krasniqi (60’), Conor Falls (79’), Brahima Diarra (82’)

Final Score

Huddersfield Town’s Young Terriers 3-0 Bradford City

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