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18 February 2015

Development Squad in afternoon action

Town’s Under-21 Development Squad is back in action on Thursday with a trip to the Ricoh Arena to face hosts Coventry City.

The game, which kicks-off at 2pm, is free to attend if any Town fans are in the Midlands. 

The Sky Blues’ Under-21s come into the game on the back of a good 3-0 win at Crewe Alexandra, courtesy of a brace from former West Ham man Blair Turgott and a George Thomas strike. 

That was the first game that former Leeds Head Coach Dave Hockaday had presided over in his new role as Coventry’s Senior Professional Development Coach and ended a seven game losing streak. 

Despite the win, Coventry’s youngsters still sit bottom of the Professional Development League 2 North with 12 points from 16 games.

Town’s Development Squad sits fourth in the same division, having accumulated 25 points from 15 games this season. That puts Frankie Bunn’s side three points behind the three sides above them in the table; top side Nottingham Forest having played a game less, but Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield United having played two games more. At the end of the season, the top two sides will progress to the end of year Play-Offs against the top two southern sides.

Bunn’s team has been a young one of late, thanks in part to the departures of Matt Crooks and Jordan Sinnott, as well as Daniel Carr’s loan move to Dagenham & Redbridge. That has handed opportunities for many of the Academy scholars to make their first forays into Under-21 football.

When the two sides met at the John Smith’s Stadium in November, overage player Adam Hammill scored the only goal of the game in a 1-0 Town win.

If you can’t get to the game, you can follow team news and goal updates on the Club’s official Twitter feed - @htafcdotcom – with a full match report following on after the final whistle. 

Match highlights will appear on the Club’s YouTube channel – - on Friday.

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