Young Terriers are benefitting from Clarets Cup games
- Youngsters face Preston North End tomorrow
- Performance game emulates First Team game preparations
- Live match updates available via @htafcacademy on Twitter
Jon Worthington’s Under-17s will be emulating the First Team when they take on Preston North End tomorrow.
As games for Town’s youngsters continue to come thick and fast, and in different competitions, the Clarets Cup gives them the chance to gain vital experience of how the HTAFC First Team would prepare for a game.
Huddersfield Town’s Academy Manager, Leigh Bromby, commented on why the Clarets Cup is important for the side’s growth.
“The game against Preston is a performance game for our Under-17s – a game that we structure and work on to try and win, so we try and emulate the First Team.
“Usually we travel in a mini bus, but tomorrow we’re travelling in the First Team bus to try and create a performance environment.
“We take more staff with us and there’s more emphasis put on the game in the terms of we’re trying to win.”
Bromby also spoke about why creating that winning feeling is beneficial to the team.
“The lead up to the game is run like it would be for the First Team, so the presentations are different, and the staff try to create that pressure which comes when playing for a First Team.
“We try to create that feel for them around winning and try to learn that and then the review will be about that – how to win the game.
“I think it’s an important part of their learning that they get that feeling, and that’s why we entered the Under-17s into the Clarets Cup.”
The game will kick-off at 1pm at St George’s Park (DE13 9RN) on Thursday 21 November 2019 and supporters are welcome to attend.
If you can’t attend the game, then you can follow live match updates on Twitter @htafcacademy.