Young Terrier excited for upcoming games against Hannover 96 and Hertha Berlin
- Isaac Marriott eager to face German sides
- Midfielder discusses benefit of his Larne FC loan move
- Details of Under-19 squad travelling to Germany
Young midfielder Isaac Marriott is excited for Huddersfield Town’s upcoming matches in Germany.
The Young Terriers will face Hannover 96 and Hertha Berlin in the next few days as they continue to test themselves against top European opposition.
Unlike his teammates, Isaac hasn’t been playing against these types of teams throughout the 2018/19 season.
The all-action midfielder, like Dom Tear, joined Northern Irish team Larne FC to gain a taste of First Team football.
However, an injury hampered his loan spell and he returned to Huddersfield Town for treatment.
Despite not being able to compete in any Bluefin Sport Championship matches, the 19-year-old believes the loan move still had a positive impact on him.
“It was an experience living away from home for the first time in a whole new country, meeting a new set of lads and doing everything on my own. I had to look after myself and I really enjoyed it.
“It develops you a lot in terms of being the person you are. You become more of an individual, more independent and moving from an Academy dressing room into a Men’s dressing room is always good for you. I really enjoyed it while it lasted.”
After working closely with the physios and fitness coaches at Town, Isaac returned to the pitch in the Club’s 5-1 win over Leeds United.
“I’m feeling really good,” said Isaac after featuring for the Young Terriers.
“I’ve played in the last two games and I’m feeling like my rehab went really well after my injury. I am looking forward to playing in the upcoming trip in Germany.”
Not only will it help Isaac to build up his match fitness, but he also believes it’s a good opportunity for him to help the younger players in the team.
“It’s good to get away with the lads again; it’s good for bonding with them. Some of the young lads will be going so it will be good to get to know them, to help them and to give them tips on how to get better. Hopefully it will be a good trip for us, to learn more and play against some tough teams.”
These matches are the first of a busy summer for the Young Terriers, one that the midfielder is looking forward to.
“It’s really good to play against these types of teams because they bring a different style that English teams don’t normally have, so we can learn from them by using different tactics. I’m looking forward to it.
“It doesn’t really stop this summer, which is good for me really because I haven’t really played during the second half of the season.”
The first game for the youngsters is against Hannover 96 on Monday 20 May 2019 and Dean Whitehead has named his squad for the trip.
1. Jacob Chapman
2. Demeaco Duhaney
3. Jaden Brown
4. Taylor Annakin
5. Rarmani Edmonds-Green
6. Isaac Marriott
7. Dom Tear
8. Scott High
9. Micah Obiero
10. Josh Austerfield
11. Aaron Rowe
12. Ben Jackson
13. Luke Mewitt
14. Jaheim Headley
15. Oran Thompson
16. Sam Sharrock-Peplow
17. Romoney Crichlow-Noble
18. Harry Spratt
19. Mustapha Olagunju
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