Striker makes it eight in six for the season
Huddersfield Town’s Development Squad secured its fifth successive victory in the U21 Professional Development League 2 with a one goal win over Birmingham.
Daniel Carr’s first-half goal earned Town the points against Birmingham and Senior Professional Development Coach Steve Eyre spoke to htafc.com following the victory:
“We welcomed Jordan Sinnott back into the group following his spell at Bury, in place of Duane Holmes, who was rested following his involvement with the first team.
“We approached the game with plenty of attacking intent, but knew we were up against a strong Birmingham team who featured Hayden Mullins and Darren Ambrose. Lee Clark and Steve Watson were in Birmingham’s dugout along with their U21 coach and there was a real feel that it was going to be a good contest.
“We had four or five half chances and two or three good ones during a first half in which we dominated. Our goal came from a Birmingham corner, which we broke from through Keith Southern, Paul Mullin and Daniel Carr. The three drove at the Birmingham defence and Keith ended up having a shot which was well saved, but fell to Daniel Carr who tapped home from close range. It was an excellent counter attack and the goal capped our first half performance.
“The second half was far more even and we had a lot of defending to do. Murray Wallace, James Burke, Jake Carroll, Tommy Smith and Ed Wilczynski stood firm and did an excellent job. We saw the game out without too much trouble, apart from one Birmingham shot late on which hit the post. I am delighted to come away with the points and the clean sheet.
“We will now focus on the First Team game this Saturday against Leeds and should the Manager wish to call upon any of the lads then they will be more than ready.”
Town’s team (4-4-2):
Ed Wilczynski; Jake Carroll, Murray Wallace, James Burke, Tommy Smith; Keith Southern, Dale Hopson, Jordan Sinnott (c) (Ben Holmes, 76), Max Leonard (Will Boyle, 84); Paul Mullin (Bradley Carroll, 89), Daniel Carr