- Academy Manager Leigh Bromby reviews draw against Liverpool FC
- Huddersfield Town First Team players feature alongside 16-year-olds in game
- Watch the full interview now for free on HTTV
Leigh Bromby is happy with what the Premier League Cup has added to the Academy’s games programme, speaking after tonight’s 1-1 draw with Liverpool FC.
The Young Terriers side, featuring a mix of First Team squad members and young scholars, fell behind to an early free kick, but a long-range strike from Adama Diakhaby ensured a draw at the John Smith’s Stadium.
“It was a great evening, and I want to thank the Club for backing the Academy and letting us play at the Stadium. Fixtures like this allow us showcase what we’re doing at the Academy, whilst letting the players get used to playing at big stadia,” Leigh told HTTV post-match.
“We approach things a little differently, but in this ‘performance’ game we try and replicate the First Team. Our analysis and preparation are the same and we have First Team staff here, so that all adds to their experience.
“To have the mix of First Team squad members playing alongside the younger players was excellent. We got to see how they would perform alongside each other, which is positive.
“In my role, it’s excellent to watch games like this where 16-year-olds get to perform against a Liverpool team with some more experienced players. It’s also huge that the First Team lads had such a fantastic attitude to the game, because it shows what it takes to be a professional footballer. They are role models for the younger players.
“Being involved in this competition has advanced our games programme this season, which we hoped it would. We have at least another three games in the Premier League Cup and we’d like to progress.”
Watch the full interview with Leigh below, courtesy of HTTV!