Mark Hudson leading Young Terriers to Italy on Sunday
- Huddersfield Town Under-19s heading to Italy
- Mark Hudson’s side face Atalanta on 29 October
- Young Terriers then take on Udinese on 31 October
Huddersfield Town’s Under-19 side will continue its programme of fixtures against top-level sides from mainland Europe with a five-day excursion to northern Italy next week.
Following on from the previous successful trips to Düsseldorf, Germany for the U19s Champions Trophy, this summer’s games in Germany and the Czech Republic and a pair of Portuguese games in September, the Young Terriers will travel to Italy for two more games against top-flight opposition on Sunday.
The squad will fly to Milan on Sunday before basing itself near Lake Garda in the north of Italy for two quality fixtures.
The first comes on Monday, 3pm UK time, when Hudson’s youngsters will face the Under-19 team of Serie A side Atalanta at the Centro Sportivo Bortolotti, just outside Milan.
Town’s second game follows on Wednesday, with a journey to Udine to face Udinese Under-19s at A.S.D. Manzano Football (Via A. Olivo, 8, 33044 Manzano UD, Italy) on Wednesday 31 October 2018; 2pm UK.
The return journey to Huddersfield will be made on Thursday.
As well as the core players from Hudson’s Under-19 squad, five Under-17 players are expected to make the journey as part of the 22-man squad; goalkeeper Giosue Bellagambi, midfielders Tom Bell, Josh Austerfield and Jaheim Headley and striker Kian Harratt.
Hudson explained to htafc.com:
“I’m really looking forward to seeing our young players take on two high-quality opponents in Italy next week.
“The players will have learned so much from taking on British senior sides from Southport and Selby Town last week and these games compliment those; they will give a different kind of challenge.
“We may concede some possession to two top Italian sides, but that will allow us to put a lot of the defensive and transition training that we’ve worked on into practise. We want to give our players a totally rounded skillset and this trip will play another big part in that.”
TOWN’S UNDER-19 SQUAD TO ITALY (TBC)
Ryan Schofield, Luke Mewitt, Giosue Bellagambi
Rarmani Edmonds-Green, Jake Barratt, Romoney Crichlow-Noble, Harry Spratt, Mason O’Malley, Demeaco Duhaney, Sam Gibson, Ben Jackson
Isaac Marriott, Scott High, Tom Bell, Josh Austerfield, Jaheim Headley, Aaron Rowe, Dom Tear, Olly Dyson
Micah Obiero, Kit Elliott, Kian Harratt
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