Senior Development Coach delighted with opening performance
Town’s Steve Eyre told htafc.com that he was bursting with pride following his side’s opening day draw at Nottingham Forest.
The Terriers – who played with ten men for 35 minutes following the cruel dismissal of Lloyd Allinson – outplayed their opponents for large parts and were unlucky not to record three points.
“Today was very challenging,” said Steve. “First and foremost we were up against good opposition, but add to that a harsh decision which leads to our ‘keeper being sent off. Our shape was completely dismantled, but we showed outstanding resilience to keep a clean sheet. They proved that they are a fantastic bunch of footballers.
“I am bursting with pride,” he continued. “They refused to allow the decision to affect them; I couldn’t be any prouder.
“We were the better team for large parts of the game, but goals change games and both Max Leonard and Daniel Carr will score on another day. We won’t dwell on the missed chances though; we will focuses on the positives and the effort that the lads put in.
“With ten men we had to cope with a ten minutes of heavy Forest pressure, but we weathered it very well. Looking at the bigger picture and at our aim of trying to get these lads ready for first team football today will have done them a world of good. We can draw a lot from the performance.”
Town’s U21s are next in action on August Bank Holiday Monday when they play Leeds United at Canalside Sports Complex.