Youngster speaks ahead of Saturday’s game against Doncaster Rovers
- Defender Shane Maroodza speaks to htafc.com
- Young Terrier grateful for family environment
- Under-17s face Doncaster Rovers on Saturday (12 December 2020)
Huddersfield Town Under-17s defender Shane Maroodza is grateful for the family environment he’s been welcomed into since joining Town’s Academy.
Shane used to be part of the Academy at Leicester City, before signing for Town as a free agent as part of the Club’s summer intake ahead of the 2020-21 season.
Since his arrival the youngster has been found himself able to settle in quickly due to the Club’s tight-knit community.
“I decided to come to Huddersfield because I liked the family environment and how competitive everything is. They try and get the most out of you when you’re playing.
“The players were very welcoming when I first came here, everybody knows everybody, and you get to see everyone on a daily basis.
“Leicester was more distant, you were distant from others, but here at Huddersfield you get to know people a lot quicker.
The defender used to play at left-back, before being switched to centre-back by Jon Worthington. He admits he’s enjoyed the challenge.
“It’s been interesting learning how to do play a new position, and consequently I’ve improved my composure on the ball and my decision making.
“I think it’s worked out to really help me and my development.”
Shane also commented on how he’s progressed over the last few months.
“I’m able to run longer distances and for longer in games.
“I’ve got quicker, and I think also technically I’ve improved as well – my crossings improved a lot while I’ve been here.
“Recently we’ve been learning about pressing, so different types of presses that we can use to try and win the ball back from teams quickly.
“Personally, I’ve been working on my passes with my weak foot, that’s something I want to continue to develop.”
Shane and his Under-17 teammates are back in action on Saturday (12 December 2020) when they travel to take on Doncaster Rovers.