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23 January 2021 Venue Attendance

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Huddersfield Town
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Salford City

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MICAH OBIERO ENJOYED CHALLENGE OF SENIOR FOOTBALL

22 January 2021

Micah Obiero featured for Carlisle United on loan

- Micah Obiero enjoyed challenge of senior football
- Young Terrier continuing his development with Town’s Academy
- B Team host Salford City on Saturday afternoon

Huddersfield Town B Team forward Micah Obiero has enjoyed the challenge of playing senior football, having recently returned from a loan spell at League Two side Carlisle United.

The Young Terrier went on loan to Carlisle in October and spoke to htafc.com about how the challenge helped him develop his own game.

"It was a really good taste of men's football for me, especially in League Two with it being more a battling style of football - it was really different to playing academy football.

"It was good to train with Carlisle as they are a physical side and it was very demanding.

"The experience has definitely helped me to gain more physicality about my game."

Obiero believed he was able to adapt to a different style of football at Carlisle, demonstrating his versatility as a forward.

"At Carlisle we played more long ball football with a focus on second ball, which I adapted to well.

"Here at Huddersfield we play a lot more on the floor and it’s all about movement.

“I think I've been able to adapt to both styles really well."

The forward has enjoyed life back at Huddersfield since his return and played an instrumental role in the Young Terriers' 5-1 home victory over Grimsby on Tuesday.

"I think Huddersfield’s style of play suits me a little bit better as I'm a technical player who likes to get the ball on the ground.

"I really enjoyed being on loan, but I've definitely enjoyed being back.

“Training has been going really well and I'm feeling good."

Micah and his B Team teammates will be back in action on Saturday afternoon, when they host Salford City. You can follow live match updates over on Town’s official Academy Twitter; @htafcacademy.

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Match Reports

REPORT: SALFORD CITY 0-2 TOWN B

3 February 2021

Young Terriers qualify for Semi-Finals

- Huddersfield Town’s B Team play latest Central League Cup game
- Six wins in the competition sees the Young Terriers progress to Semi-Finals
- Patrick Jones and Alex Pritchard were on the scoresheet

Huddersfield Town’s B team secured their passage to the Semi-Finals of the Central League Cup with an excellent 2-0 victory over a very strong Salford City side on Wednesday.

First-half goals from Patrick Jones and Alex Pritchard earned the Young Terriers their impressive victory, against a Salford team containing several players from Richie Wellens’ League Two squad currently vying for promotion.

After weathering an early storm from the home side, which included a superb one-on-one save from Jacob Chapman, Town broke the deadlock inside 20 minutes thanks to a clinical counter-attack.

Some neat interplay at the edge of the Salford area saw Kieran Phillips locate the run of Sorba Thomas down the right in space. He then, unselfishly, fired the ball across the area for Jones, who showed great composure to cut inside and steer home at the near post.

Chapman was called into action once again just after the half-hour mark following a dangerous set-piece. Tom Clarke met an Ash Hunter corner with plenty of power but the Australian ‘keeper was on hand to parry the header away at full-stretch.

Despite all Salford’s possession, the Young Terriers still posed the greater threat of the two sides in open play, particularly on the counter-attack with the pace of Jones and Thomas on either flank. And it was Jones who was involved again as Jon Worthington‘s side doubled their lead shortly before the break.

The Welshmen picked out a lovely ball for Scott High on the edge of the area, who looked as if he was set to shoot but instead supplied Pritchard with a delightful back-heal. Town’s number 10 then found the corner via the post with an exquisite curling finish.

The second half began in a very similar pattern to the first as the hosts controlled the majority of possession but struggled to create anything clear-cut. In fact, it was Town who had the first opening on the hour mark as Phillips worked some space on his right foot and forced William Evans into a good low save.

Salford eventually created their first sight of goal midway through the second period. Di’Shon Bernard’s long-ball found Hunter’s run behind Town‘s defence, but his instinctive effort was superbly saved by Chapman to preserve his clean-sheet.

Following his excellent goal on the stroke of half-time, Pritchard was playing with an abundance of confidence and created two good opportunities in quick succession in the final ten minutes. First, he freed Jones down the left who forced a good stop out of Evans, before then doing the same for Thomas, whose curling effort was also parried away.

Town defended resolutely in the final stages, including a perfect tackle from 16-year-old Brodie Spencer to prevent Bruno Andrade, to secure the three points and now await the draw for the semi-finals of the competition.

Huddersfield Town’s B Team (4-3-3)

Jacob Chapman; Jaden Brown (Brodie Spencer 45’), Luke Daley, Nassim Kherbouche (Will McCamley 73’), Ilounga Pata (David Adewoju 70’); Scott High (C), Matty Daly, Alex Pritchard; Pat Jones, Kieran Phillips (Kit Elliott 78’), Sorba Thomas

Unused sub

Giosue Bellagambi

Scorers

Pat Jones (18’), Alex Pritchard (42’)

Final score

Salford City 0-2 Huddersfield Town B

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