Steve discusses 3-2 U21 win over Crewe
Steve Eyre expressed his satisfaction as Town’s Under-21 side ran out 3-2 victors over Crewe Alexandra at Canalside this afternoon.
It’s now nine consecutive league victories for the Development Squad, although Eyre accepts that his side were not at their best.
“What we set up to do is play and win; we only managed half of that today. The win was fantastic because we weren’t at our best,” Steve told htafc.com.
“We were a little bit rusty after some time away and we showed that in the first half. We didn’t approach it in the correct manner, but we readjusted at half time and we dominated from the kick-off of the second half.”
Five minutes after the restart, Harry Bunn met Nathaniel Pells’ cross to head the Terriers level after the visitors had taken a 2-1 lead and Town would go on to dominate the second half.
“To score at the start and the end of the second half, they’re good times to score. Ideally we would have played well and won, but I’m very satisfied with the victory.
“What the lads did today was find a way to win. It’s not always easy when the opposition get a man sent off because they change their shape.”
Striker Bunn was lively throughout - the 21-year-old almost bagged a second but Pells’ cross was just too high and Eyre was impressed with his overall play.
“Harry has come back from a serious injury, whilst on loan at Crewe, and has now scored eight goals in eight games. He got five for Sheffield United and now three with us, and he was a constant menace and a real plus for us today.
“We try and play attacking football in the correct way. My frustration today is that we have only shown the endeavour in the second half, so if we can do it for ninety minutes then we can play well and win again.”