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29 November 2019

Two games for Town’s youngsters this weekend

- Young Terriers fielding teams in two games tomorrow (Saturday 30 November)
- Youngsters face both Blackburn Rovers and Mansfield Town
- Rovers game is in preparation for FA Youth Cup game against Chelsea

Huddersfield Town’s Academy scholars will play two games on Saturday, with one match being held in preparation for the FA Youth Cup.

The youngsters travel to play Chelsea on Wednesday 18 December and are taking as many opportunities as possible to gel together as a squad.

As a result, an Under-18 side will face Blackburn Rovers in a friendly, whilst an Under-17 side travels to Mansfield Town in the EFL Youth Alliance tomorrow (Saturday 30 November).

Academy Manager, Leigh Bromby, commented on how the two games will be beneficial for the players.

“The FA Youth Cup is the most prestigious competition in Under-18 Academy football and it’s important that we give our squad the best possible chance to prepare for the challenge that Chelsea will pose in mid-December.

“We’ll field an Under-18 side against Blackburn Rovers on Saturday, which will encompass scholars from our regular Under-19 and Under-17 sides. It’s important to give the players the chance to build relationships on the pitch and further their understanding of how their teammates play.

“At the same time, the Youth Alliance game against Mansfield will give the Under-17s the chance to apply the work they’ve been putting in under Jon Worthington in a match situation, which is really important to their development.”

The U17s travel to Mansfield for their EFL Youth Alliance fixture. Kick-off is 11.30am at The RH Academy, NG19 7RT.

The U18s travel to Blackburn’s Brockhall Training Ground, BB6 8FA. Kick-off is 11am.

Supporters are welcome to attend both games, however, team news and match updates will be available on Twitter @htafcacademy.


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