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8 April 2019



8 April 2019

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Leigh Bromby details the key development points for Town’s U17s

- Leigh Bromby discusses how his Under-17s can develop
- Academy Manager praises performance against Scunthorpe United
- Bromby delighted with overall progression of Young Terriers

Huddersfield Town’s Academy Manager Leigh Bromby praised the performance of his Under-17s side against Scunthorpe United.

The Young Terriers fell to defeat but displayed the attacking philosophies they have been working on at the PPG Canalside Training Ground.

“I think performance-wise the lads were good. We are working on the theme of attacking play trying to play forward and attacking in a three, which has changed the formation a little bit. They took on board a lot of information and played really well.

“Conceding two goals from set pieces was disappointing and why they lost the game, but in terms of performance and individual performances it was very good.

“The way we played was progressive and attacking. We could do with being a little more clinical, we got into some good areas and then we were let down by a little bit of quality or decision making in the final third.

“It’s trying to get the young lads to piece together the quality and decision-making.”

Whilst in the Town Academy, the young players focus on the technical, tactical and psychologic sides of the game.

Town’s Academy Manager explained how improving the psychological aspect will benefit the youngsters.

“They need to understand how important the fundamentals are like set pieces if they want to win games.

“When you get closer to the First Team you have to do those things well because they are the basics around football and what will make you win or lose games.

“These are only 16/17-year-olds, but they have to understand how important those moments are.

“We have to put them into positions where they will face similar situations and that is realistic by playing a lot of games, which our lads do a lot of.

“When those moments happen, it’s a case of recognising what they could’ve done in those situations.

“Also, in training, it’s about getting them to understand the level of concentration they need.

“Demanding the level of concentration is difficult, because they are young, and they lose it.

“It’s about training the psychological side for that concentration.”

As young players they always have something new to work and focus on, however, Bromby is pleased with their overall development.

“A lot of them have improved this year, which is what our job is. In terms of development from where the players were at the start of the season to where they are now there’s been a massive shift because we are starting to dominate games, starting to go in front in games, but the similar themes like a struggle from set pieces, which is something we need to address.”

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