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RYAN: WE PUT IN AN EXCELLENT SHIFT DEFENSIVELY

24 November 2020

Schofield comments after his seasonal debut at Wycombe

- Ryan Schofield speaks after 0-0 draw at Wycombe Wanderers
- Goalkeeper credits staff for preparing him for return from injury
- Second clean sheet in two Championship apps for Huddersfield Town

Ryan Schofield thanked the staff who helped him back from injury after keeping a clean sheet on his seasonal debut in tonight’s 0-0 draw at Wycombe Wanderers.

The 20-year goalkeeper injured his thumb in a freak occurrence during training in pre-season but returned to keep the Chairboys at bay in a real battle at Adams Park in the continued absence of Ben Hamer.

Schofield was called into action on a few occasions against the robust home side, making just one save but having to sweep outside his penalty area to clear several dangerous balls forward.

“I think it’s always tough coming to a place like this. We knew what they were going to do and what they’re all about, playing it long and working off that,” Ryan told HTTV after the final whistle.

“I thought the lads put in an excellent shift defensively. This is something different, that you don’t come up against every day. We worked on that through the week.

“We play a very different style and we got that across in parts, playing some good football and creating some chances. Perhaps we were a bit unlucky not to nick one late on.

“I think this is a positive result on the back of Stoke. We looked at what we did wrong in that game and rectified it, which shouldn’t take us more than one game. We’re a bit disappointed not to get the three points, but we’ll take one and a clean sheet as we move onto Saturday.”

The England Under-20 stopper has kept clean sheets in both his Sky Bet Championship appearances after tonight and was keen to share the praise with his teammates and the staff at the Club.

“On a personal note, I’m delighted to keep another clean sheet. I think I owe that to the lads, because I only had one save to make against Middlesbrough and then again tonight. That’s made it nice and easy when I’m required.

“The injury was a big blow for me ahead of a big season for me. Joel (Pereira) came in and he’s been brilliant in training with the lads, really helping us on. Credit to him and Ben (Hamer) whilst I’ve been out.

“In my recovery process ‘Clem’ (Paul Clements), Dan (Hughes) and everyone else have been brilliant with me and I’m back earlier than anticipated. The minutes I’ve got in the B Team games really helped me coming into tonight.

“It’s a nice team to come into. There’s such a good bond and I just fit straight in. We have real quality in the B Team, and I think anyone can step up when they’re required.”

Watch the interview with Ryan below on #HTTV!


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