Jon Worthington’s side can progress in Youth Alliance Cup
- Huddersfield Town Academy side in action on Friday
- Young Terriers take on Burton Albion at St. George’s Park
- Youngsters will progress to next stage of the cup with a draw
Huddersfield Town’s Under-18 side can progress to the next stage of the EFL Youth Alliance Cup on Friday if they get a positive result against Burton Albion.
Whilst coach Jon Worthington uses the regular Youth Alliance League fixtures to work on specific elements of the Young Terriers’ game, exclusively with Under-17 players, the cup fixtures are used as ‘performance’ games.
This means that the players are tasked to put everything together to put in a performance and win, with Under-18 players utilised in the matches.
That objective has been met by the Town players so far, with two wins and a draw in the first three games. That sees Worthington’s men sit top of Group 3 in the Cup ahead of Oldham Athletic, Accrington Stanley, Burton Albion and Lincoln City.
The top side progresses to the next stage of the competition and a point against the Brewers would cement a first placed finish for the Young Terriers.
As well as the first placed teams, the three runners-up with the best points per match average from the five groups will also progress.
St. George's Park does not allow public access, but you can follow updates from the fixture on Town’s bespoke Academy account on Twitter - @htafcacademy.