Development continues, on and off the pitch
- Huddersfield Town Under-17s impress in narrow defeat at Liverpool FC
- U19 striker George Danaher led the team as he progresses in coaching
- Young Terriers now prepare for game at Manchester City
Huddersfield Town’s Under-17 side showcased some impressive play in a game at Liverpool FC’s Kirkby training complex on Tuesday evening in the first of two high-quality midweek games.
The Young Terriers were defeated 3-2 on the evening by their hosts, but the Academy coaching team were still happy with much of what they saw from the Young Terriers.
There was also a notable name on the bench, with Under-19 striker George Danaher leading the team alongside Academy Goalkeeping Coach Neil Bennett.
“George has been working hard on his coaching qualifications and this was a great opportunity for him to apply what he’s learned in practise,” Academy Manager Leigh Bromby explained.
“The players have been working hard on our attacking play in the final third and our two goals came directly from the training pitch; one was worked from out wide and finished and the other came through a great transition.”
Now the Under-17s head to Manchester City on Friday evening for a 6.30pm kick-off, with another game in quick succession; the final Youth Alliance fixture of the season at home to Rotherham United on Saturday morning.
“I’m really happy with how we’ve constructed the games programme this season. We’ve given the Academy players a mixture of high-level technical tests against the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City alongside games with a physical edge.
“The lads really took to the challenge on Tuesday night and performed very well against a top-quality opponent. I want to see more of that at Manchester City on Friday; that they take what we practise in training every day and apply it in games.”
Town’s U17 team vs Liverpool FC (3-4-3)
Giosue Bellagambi; Mustapha Olagunju, Nassim Kherbouche, Tom Bamford (c); Jaheim Headley, Josh Austerfield, Ben Midgley (Tom Bell, 70’), Taylor Annakin (George Alfieri, 70’); Sam Sharrock-Peplow (Mohammed Diaby, 75’), Jack Stainrod (Zach Sapsford, 46’), Remi Thompson (Andrew Ijiwole, 65’)
Jack Stainrod; Remi Thompson