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U17 INTERVIEW: JONES ENJOYING LIFE IN TOWN’S ACADEMY

9 March 2020

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Wales U17 international developing under Jon Worthington

- Patrick Jones making progress in Huddersfield Town’s Academy
- Winger developing under the Young Terriers’ coaches
- Under-17s face Burton Albion on Tuesday 10 March 2020

Young Huddersfield Town winger Patrick Jones feels like he has been making progress in Town’s Academy.

Wales U17 international, Pat, joined the Club in January and has been making good progress as a Young Terrier.

As well as performing on the pitch, he has been adapting well to the Young Terriers’ style of play.

An example of this was the Rotherham United game last month. The development focus for that match was set to be a revisit of the high fight zone, something that Jones was able to utilise as he grabbed his second competitive goal for the youngsters.

He may have only been at the Club for a short amount of time, but the Welsh winger has spoken about how pleased he is with his progression, the coaching he has received and what it means to him to play for Huddersfield Town as academy level.

“I’m loving it (at Huddersfield Town)! I love the set up here, I feel like week by week I’m getting better, the coaches are great – I’m just loving it!

“I feel like I’m adapting a lot, at the start it probably took a while to gel with some of the boys, but now I’m fully in the swing of things, playing really well and enjoying my football.”

Jones is also appreciative of how the Club organise the development programme with the varying focus on training exercises in the league and on the result in the cup competitions.

“The fixtures are great too,” he said. “It gives you different experiences against different players, we always have new challenges, things like the physicality.

“In the league games we’re against older lads and then in the Clarets Cup they’re the same age so you get different tests, it’s really beneficial.

“Worthy’s been really good with me, helping me out with my positioning, such as when to tuck in, when to go out, I’m always getting feedback and little pointers to help improve my game so hopefully that continues.”

Jones and his Under-17s teammates still have ample opportunity to work and develop their game in the EFL Youth Alliance League on Tuesday.

They face Burton Albion the Youth Alliance League game that kicks off at noon.

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