B Team Coach had a three-year spell at Rotherham United
- Danny Schofield enjoyed his first year at Rotherham United
- B Team Coach knows a lot of the Millers’ coaching staff
- Schofield ready for a difficult test on Saturday
Huddersfield Town’s B Team Coach Danny Schofield is looking forward to facing his former club this weekend.
The Terriers take on Rotherham United at the AESSEAL New York Stadium, which sees Schofield face a number of familiar faces from his spell with the Millers in 2011.
He recalled his move back to Yorkshire and explained what it was like for him.
“At that point I’d just left Millwall. They offered me a year’s contract, but I was 33 or 34 at the time, and Rotherham were interested.
“They offered me a three-year deal and a more stable contract for me at that age; it was also close to my family home.
“My wife was keen to get back, we had two young children, so she wanted to move back home.
“Through my football career, she sacrificed a lot for me, so this was my time to make it the right move for us.”
Danny flourished in his first season at Rotherham United before going out on successive loan spells.
“I signed under Andy Scott and I really enjoyed it; the training and the way he wanted to play. His style suited me, and I played every week.
“It was a little bit different when a new manager came in, which was a frustrating period.
“There are still some fantastic people at Rotherham now - a lot on the First Team staff that I would regard as friends in football.”
Now in his role as Huddersfield Town’s B Team Coach, he works closely with the Club’s talented younger players and the First Team. However, in the eyes of Carlos Corberán, Danny is seen as one of his three Assistant Coaches.
Schofield gave his thoughts on the game and what the Terriers could face on Saturday.
“I think it’ll be a very tough game. Like I said, I know the staff there, including the First Team Manager. I know what he’s like as a player and a coach, so it will be a tough test for us.
“Rotherham have a very clear way of playing. We’ve analysed countless footage and studied them. We have our game plan and they’ll have there’s, so it should be an interesting game.
“It always brings back good memories when you go back to clubs that you played for. There were some good memories at Rotherham, albeit for one season, but it’ll be good to see some familiar faces.”