Young Terrier speaks ahead of Saturday’s EFL Youth Alliance League game
- Under-17s welcome Notts County on Saturday 16 November 2019
- Striker Andre Edionhon on what he’s learnt so far
- Supporters can watch the fixture at PPG Canalside
Huddersfield Town’s Under-17s take on Notts County as striker Andre Edionhon looks to continue his footballing development.
The young Terriers currently sit seventh in the EFL Youth Alliance League table and have the chance to go level on points with this weekend’s opponents.
Jon Worthington has been using the league fixtures to further develop his players.
16-year-old Edionhon explained what he has been working on since joining Town’s Academy.
“Being at Huddersfield, I’ve learnt that you have to be disciplined, you need to know that there’s certain things you have to drop if you’re going to make it and get a professional contract.
“In sessions, I’ve been focusing on how I press with intensity, to show the defender one way. I’ve also been working on holding defenders off, to create chances for others.
“I’ve learnt that on the pitch, as a striker, I don’t always need to come for the ball. I can run away and create space for others.
“I’ve been working on my hold-up play and my heading technique. I would say that I’ve improved my hold-up play the most.”
The young forward joined Town from amateur side Lambeth Tigers this summer, he explained the difference between Huddersfield and the London-based Club.
“Everything here is a lot more organised. Because we train every day, it’s different to Lambeth Tigers, because with them we would only do one or two sessions a week.
“Even though there were some really good players at Lambeth, I’ve learnt much more here, I’ve improved a lot since coming to Huddersfield.”
Edionhon has impressed in his short time in the Academy set-up and was rewarded earlier this season with a call-up to the Nigeria Under-17s squad.
“It was amazing, it was a great feeling knowing I’m going to play for my country. The camp was good, very intense, there was some good training with quality players.
“We were given different instructions compared to Huddersfield. I had to adapt to that quickly, but it wasn’t too hard, the players around me helped me understand what to do.”
Looking forward, the youngster is hoping to one day establish himself in Town’s First Team, as well as proving himself on the international stage.
“Internationally, I can play for four countries; England, Portugal, Nigeria and Mongolia. One day I would like to play in an international senior team.
“My plan for the future it to play First Team football and to score as many goals as I can in all the competitions that I play in.”
The game will kick-off at 11:30am at PPG Canalside on Saturday 16 November 2019 and Huddersfield Town supporters can watch the Under-17s in action for FREE!
Please note there's no parking available at PPG Canalside!
If you can’t attend the game, then you can follow live match updates on Twitter @htafcacademy.