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ACADEMY QUARTET SET FOR SPELL AT LIVERSEDGE

9 February 2018

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Leigh Bromby explains latest move for Town’s youngsters

- Four Under-18s join Liversedge FC of work experience
- Players join non-league side to experience men’s football
- Comments from Academy Manager Leigh Bromby

Four of Huddersfield Town’s Under-18 players will get their first tastes of senior men’s football through work experience spells at local non-league side Liversedge FC.

Defender Sam Gibson, midfielder Isaac Marriott and attackers Olly Dyson and George Danaher have all joined the local side in the next stage of their development as footballers.

Work experience spells have no end date, so the Under-18 quartet can feature for the Club during a very busy period of games. Weather has restricted Liversedge to just four games in 73 days, meaning 21 games will be played across just 84 days towards the end of the campaign.

The four players can still feature for Town’s Under-23 and Under-18 sides during their work experience spells too.

Gibson, Marriott, Dyson and Danaher are all in the final year of their two-year Academy scholarships and are aged either 17 or 18.

Liversedge plays football in the ninth tier of the English football pyramid, the Toolstation Northern Counties East League Premier Division. Despite the recent lack of games, manger Jonathan Rimmington’s side sits 13th in the 22-team league with 30 points from 22 fixtures.

All four players could make their Liversedge debuts on Saturday at home to Hall Road Rangers in the NCEL League Cup; a team from the same division.

Huddersfield Town Academy Manager Leigh Bromby explained:

“These four players are making the first moves in what we hope will become a trend for the Academy as we move forward in the new structure.

“As older scholars, the next logical step for the four players is for them to gain experience of men’s football at a good level and the spell at Liversedge – a club we have a good relationship with – will see them do just that.

“All four players have been regulars at Under-18 level, but this should help become accustomed to the rigours of senior football. They have the chance to feature in a lot of games in a short period of time too, which is a real bonus. I hope to see them go to Liversedge and thrive.”

Leigh continued:

“This will also mean that the youngest Academy side will effectively become an Under-17 team for the rest of the U18 Professional Development League season.

“We’re right in the title race, two points behind the leaders, and that presents our first-year scholars and, importantly, the 15 and 16 year-old players who will be our new scholars next season, a chance to taste football at this level.”


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