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23 July 2012

Development Squad in action on Tuesday night

Steve Eyre’s Development Squad will be in action at AFC Emley on Tuesday night as the Terriers take on the Northern Counties East League side for the Adrian Wright Memorial Trophy; 7pm kick-off at the Welfare Ground.

The likes of Matt Crooks, Jordan Sinnott, Lloyd Allinson, James Burke, Connor Loftus, Max Leonard and Israel Johnson are set to feature for a side managed by Development Coach Steve Eyre.

Steve told

"We're going to field a mixture of young development players, four or five trialists, who I'd prefer to call guests, and some youth team players coud feature too.

"We're looking forward to putting all our hard work over the past fortnight into a game. The Development Squad has worked very hard and the lads are itching to play and they will probably get 70 minutes each - some will get more - and it'll be a good test for them.

"We won't put too much emphasis on the scoreline; Tuesday night is about fitness and seeing where we are. If we can get the performance and a result that will be fine."

The opposition

AFC Emley has won three and lost one of its four pre-season games so far this term.

Their squad, which features former Town youngster Steven Kenworthy, won the corresponding fixture 2-1 last pre-season.

Admission prices

This game is pay at the turnstiles for all supporters with prices set at £6 for adults and £3 for juniors and OAPs; gates open at 6pm. A match day programme will be available on the night for just £2, with hot and cold drinks available in the ground as well as in the Sports Bar – open from 4.45pm. 


From M1 Junction 38

Travel following the road sign posted to Huddersfield through the village of Bretton to the first roundabout. Take the first exit off this roundabout, signposted Denby Dale. After approximately one mile turn right at road signposted Emley. After two miles you will enter the village of Emley and the narrow entrance to the ground is opposite a white bollard in the centre of the road.

From M1 Junction 39 

Travel on the road signposted Denby Dale. Travel for approximately three miles up the hill to the first roundabout and take the second exit, then follow directions as above.

From Huddersfield 

Take the A629 towards Wakefield. After five miles, after passing the village of Lepton, turn right onto Paul Lane, signposted Emley 2 1/2 miles. At the t junction, turn left and proceed for two miles. Upon entering village of Emley turn right into the narrow entrance to the ground by the white bollard in the road. 

Please allow plenty of time to get to the game, as Emley gets easily clogged with traffic on match days. Limited parking is available at the ground, along with further parking at the Warburton Recreation Ground and Emley Moor Business Park.

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