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20 January 2014

Senior Professional Development Coach on the 4-1 U21 win

Huddersfield Town’s Senior Professional Development Coach Steve Eyre believes the 4-1 Under-21 League win at Sheffield Wednesday is more indication that the Club’s young players are developing.

The comprehensive victory at Hillsborough was Town’s tenth straight win in the U21 Professional Development League North, putting the young Terriers 16 points clear of second placed Crewe Alexandra.

However, Steve cited the development of the players as the most important thing to take from another big win.

“Obviously taking 31 points from a possible 33 is a real achievement for the Under-21 side, but what has been most satisfying during this time is that we’ve never had an easy game. Most importantly the players are learning, improving and are becoming tactically more astute to go alongside their play and fitness. 

“The first-half was cagey. Matt Crooks and Jordan Sinnott played well despite being slightly out of position and Joe Lolley, on his first appearance for the Club, enjoyed lots of possession, as we did on both flanks. 

“We shared the first 45 minutes with Sheffield Wednesday, with Harry Bunn scoring his fourth goal in as many games to put us back on level terms after we had conceded an untidy opener moments earlier. 

“I thought we were a final pass short of scoring lots of goals in the second-half, but I’m delighted that Duane Holmes, Jordan Sinnott and Chris Atkinson scored to take the game away from our opponents. 

“We were also grateful for an evergreen performance from Ian Bennett, who made two first class saves. Anton Robinson used his experience to show intelligent gameplay throughout too.

“We are thrilled with 10 straight victories; it’s a great achievement. However, our minds and thoughts are now firmly and immediately fixed and focussed on the next training session and remaining fixtures.”

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