Young Terriers prepare for Premier League Cup game against Nottingham Forest
- HTAFC U21 play Nottingham Forest in Premier League Cup
- 1pm KO at the John Smith’s Stadium on Monday
- Winner to be decided on the day
Huddersfield Town’s Under-21 side faces Professional Development League 2 North rivals Nottingham Forest in the Premier League Cup at the John Smith’s Stadium on Monday afternoon.
Senior Professional Development Coach Frankie Bunn’s team have been in excellent form this season and currently sits top of the league table after six straight wins, the most recent being a 6-1 thrashing of Coventry.
Nottingham Forest’s Development side is managed by Jamie Fullarton and has recorded four wins, four defeats and one draw so far this term. In its last outing, Forest’s youngsters took all three points from Crewe Alexandra.
The two sides have already played once this season in the Professional Development League 2 North. On that occasion it was Forest who grabbed the win and inflicted the young Terriers’ only home loss this season, winning 2-0 at PPG Canalside.
Last season, Town Under-21’s reached the quarter finals of the Premier League Cup after beating Barnsley, Everton and Charlton, eventually losing to Reading in the dying seconds of the game with Jack Stacey scoring the goal.
Nottingham Forest went out in the second round of this competition last season, losing to Wigan Athletic.
HTAFC enters the competition at the Qualifying Round 2 stage due to the Academy’s Category 2 status.
As in the Professional Development League 2 North, teams can play a maximum of three overage outfields and an overage goalkeeper.
The winner has to be decided on the day, so if the result after ninety minutes is a draw, then the game will go to extra time and if there is still no winner after that, it will go down to penalties.
Admission to the game is priced at £4 for adults and £2 concessions; juniors, seniors and Season Card holders.