Youngster speaks ahead of Tuesday’s game against Bradford City
- Midfielder Sonny Whittingham speaks to htafc.com
- Young Terrier grateful for coaches for fast progression
- Under-17s face Bradford City on Tuesday (1 December 2020)
Huddersfield Town Under-17s midfielder Sonny Whittingham is proud of the progress he’s made since joining Town’s Academy.
Sonny used to be part of the Academy at Bradford city, before signing for Town as part of the Club’s summer intake ahead of the 2020-21 season.
Since that point the youngster has been learning the Club’s style of play, whilst working on specifics in his own game. Sonny was quick to comment on how he’s developed since his arrival.
“I’ve learnt numerous new movements since I arrived at the Club to help me win the ball back and improve my forward runs.
“I’m trying to add goals to my game, get assists and get forward more so that I can start making a name for myself.
“Everything I’ve learnt so far has helped make my game better.”
When speaking to htafc.com, the midfielder commented on how Huddersfield Town’s setup differs to Bradford City’s.
“The facilities are great here, it’s a great setup.
“There are more coaches here who can help me get more physical, quicker and stronger.
“They help me both on and off the pitch and so I’m improving every single day.”
Sonny was also quick to praise the teachings of Jon Worthington, George Danaher and Oran Thompson, who have worked tirelessly with the youngsters since they joined.
“The coaches have definitely helped me get stronger.
“I’ve just started a new plan that’s based on getting me quicker, fitter and stronger and I’ve already seen improvements.
“It’s all about maxing out in the gym and giving it everything I’ve got because it helps me on the pitch.
“I’ve also been focusing on my weak foot in my individual sessions, mainly over a longer range, because when I arrived that was something that needed improvement.
“I’ve been working on that every day so that I can apply it in games and get results.”
The Under-17s are back in action on Tuesday (1 December 2020) when they travel to take on Bradford City in the Clarets Cup.