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26 July 2020



26 July 2020

Young Terriers midfielder on making professional debut

- Scott High made Terriers’ First Team debut at Millwall
- EDT and Under-19s Captain on “a proud moment”
- Midfielder discusses playing with Town Academy graduates

Huddersfield Town’s EDT and Under-19s Captain Scott High says it was a dream come true to make his professional debut for the Club at Millwall.

The 19-year-old made his first appearance for the First Team during the defeat to Millwall on the final day of the Sky Bet Championship as a 77th minute substitute.

Scott, who joined the Club at Under-9 level, got on to the pitch for the first time at senior level at The Den having been named as an unused substitute on five occasions already this season.

The midfielder discussed the experience following the game in the capital.

“It’s a lifelong dream of mine really because I’ve been at the Club for so long,” he said.

“It’s something that I’ve worked really hard for, so I really enjoyed it out there despite the result.”

Last season, Scott established himself as the Club’s Under-19s Captain with his form, alongside his attitude off the pitch, saw him pick up the Club’s Academy Player of the Year for 2018/19.

He looked back on his first step up from the Academy to the First Team, after coming off the bench at The Den.

“I was a little nervous stood there on the sideline!

“But soon as I got on, as soon as I touched the ball, I felt I was alright. I felt like I got into the game well.

“It was just a really proud moment for me and my family really.”

When he was introduced into the game, he formed a central midfield trio of players that have come through the Town Academy, lining up alongside Lewis O’Brien and Matty Daly.

The trio were just three of seven past and present Town Academy players to feature on the night for the Terriers.

Scott reflected on the opportunity to come into the game alongside Lewis and Matty and hopes that the Young Terriers, himself included, can kick on from the First Team experience at The Den, next season.

“It just felt like an Under-23s game when I came on because it was me, Lewis, and Matty!

“It’s something the Club wants to do; promote young players. I think tonight showed a lot of young players can get on the same team and try to do well.

“Hopefully, they can push and do that next season as well.”

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