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4 October 2016

Game to be played at Tameside Stadium

- HTAFC U23s play West Bromwich Albion on Friday
- First Premier League Cup game of the season
- Town's home games to be played at Curzon Ashton FC

Huddersfield Town's Under-23 side will begin its 2016/17 Premier League Cup campaign on Friday (7 October) with a game against West Bromwich Albion.

Group stage games must take place at a stadium as opposed to a training ground, so the Terriers’ home fixtures will take place at the Tameside Stadium; home of Curzon Ashton FC (Richmond Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, OL7 9HG).

The first game of the campaign against the Category 1 Baggies will kick-off at 2pm, with admission priced at £4 for adults and £2 for concessions, which includes 2016/17 Season Card holders who present their card at the turnstiles. 
The young Terriers, who are led by Senior Professional Development Coach Frankie Bunn, have been drawn in Group G alongside Liverpool FC, West Bromwich Albion and Ipswich Town in the new-look competition.
The top two teams from that group, once the sides have played each other home and away, will progress to the knockout round of 16.
Town’s group games are as follows:
Huddersfield Town U23s vs West Bromwich Albion
Friday 7 October 2016, 2pm kick-off
Tameside Stadium, Curzon Ashton FC
Liverpool FC vs Huddersfield Town U23s
Saturday 5 November 2016, 1pm kick-off
Prenton Park, Tranmere Rovers FC
Ipswich Town vs Huddersfield Town U23s
Monday 5 December 2016, 7pm kick-off
Portman Road, Ipswich Town FC
West Bromwich Albion vs Huddersfield Town U23s
Tuesday 24 January 2017, 7pm kick-off
Aggborough Stadium, Kidderminster Harriers FC
Huddersfield Town U23s vs Liverpool FC
Sunday 12 February 2017, 2pm kick-off
Tameside Stadium, Curzon Ashton FC
Huddersfield Town U23s vs Ipswich Town
Sunday 26 February 2017, 2pm kick-off
Tameside Stadium, Curzon Ashton FC
Huddersfield Town’s Head of Football Operations Stuart Webber explained:
“On behalf of everyone at the Club, I would like to thank the staff at Curzon Ashton FC for allowing us to play our Under-23 Premier League Cup group games at their ground.
“We are trying to support the hard work of the John Smith’s Stadium ground staff in keeping the pitch in as good a condition as possible by taking these three games away from our ground. With the addition of the England Under-20 international and the Rugby Four Nations fixture, the demand on the pitch has already increased.
“This is an important competition for the Club’s Development Squad, as it will come up against a high calibre of opposition. The Academy staff has worked hard to ensure an alternative venue was sourced that adhered to Premier League criteria and we’re all delighted this has been achieved.”
If you are unable to see the young Terriers in action, you can keep up-to-date with the score-line via Town’s Twitter account, @htafcdotcom.

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