Under-19s player Harry Spratt talks to htafc.com ahead of the free to watch fixture
- Watch Town’s U19 side in action in Wigan on Tuesday, live on YouTube
- Game being streamed live for free on #HTTV
- Harry Spratt discusses exposure to different styles of football
Huddersfield Town’s Under-19 side is in action against Rochdale on Wednesday 10 October and the game will be available for free, live on #HTTV!
Mark Hudson’s Under-19 players will take on Rochdale at PPG Canalside; kicking off at 1pm, the game can be viewed on youtube.com/officialhtafc, courtesy of Proper Sport.
You can follow live text updates from the game on the Club’s official Academy account on Twitter - @htafcacademy.
18-year-old defender Harry Spratt has impressed in recent weeks, and has explained the players are relishing the chance to play against Rochdale this weekend.
“I’m really looking forward to it; it’s another game and another challenge. We might play a different style to what we have been doing recently, so it’ll be a good test for us.”
The left-sided centre-back joined Town in April 2018 from Manchester United – a club he’d been at since he was eight years old.
He explained to #HTTV why he decided to move to the Terriers and how more game time has helped progress his development.
“I spoke to Leigh (Bromby) and he told me the changes the Club was making, and it sounded really interesting. It was something I wanted to be part of.
“Since I’ve come here I’ve played a lot more and I’m enjoying my football. This season I’ve got used to playing more games and my body has adapted to that really well.”
Alongside the move from Manchester, Harry has had to adapt to a new role, and a different style of play, he explains how he takes a lot from the Club’s coaching staff.
“I played left-back a lot at Manchester United, but since I’ve come here I’ve been more of a centre-back and that’s where Mark Hudson sees me; I’ve enjoyed it, it’s been good.
“Leigh and Mark have both been there and had great careers, they’re people to look up to. They were both defenders, so it’s good for me to learn from them.”
In the bespoke games programme, the Under-19s have faced a number of different sides ranging from Conwy Borough to Bayern Munich.
Harry explained how the challenges he faces match by match will aid his progression.
“We’ve had lots of different experiences; we’ve been playing non-league teams against men playing senior football.
“We’ve been to Portugal as well, playing against more technical players. The experience of going over there, staying in a hotel, it had a different feel to it.
“The Braga-type of players we played were more technical and better on the ball. We are facing different styles of play.
“It’s good to be exposed to different styles of football.”
Watch the full interview below on #HTTV!