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RYAN SCHOFIELD: I’M READY TO GET BACK OUT THERE

22 October 2020

Young goalkeeper to feature in U19 friendly against Farsley Celtic

- Ryan Schofield speaks ahead of Farsley Celtic match
- Goalkeeper keen to get minutes under his belt
- U19 match to take place on Saturday 24 October 2020; 11am kick-off

Young goalkeeper Ryan Schofield is excited to get game time this weekend as Huddersfield Town’s Under-19s face Farsley Celtic in a behind-closed-doors friendly.

The match will take place at the Club’s Canalside Training Ground on Saturday 24 October 2020, kicking off at 11am.

20-year-old ‘keeper, Ryan, is set to gain some minutes against the Vanarama National League North side after recently returning from a thumb injury.

“It’s important for me to get games now,” admitted Ryan. “The last competitive game I played in was in February, so a while ago now. I think it’s important for me to get playing again now I’m fully fit.”

Ryan has been back in training for a couple of weeks and has been working hard to get back up to speed.

He explained what he was working on during his injury to make sure he returned in good shape.

“Physically I’m feeling great! In the gym Dan Hughes (Senior Physical Performance Coach) and I have made some good strides. I feel more powerful and stronger.

“I’ve been putting in some good work with Paul Clements as well on the training pitch now I’m fit again. I’m feeling good.

“Training’s been going well and I’m ready for games now.”

Town’s U19s will face another men’s side this weekend in Farsley Celtic.

Ryan is more than aware of the benefits of playing against senior teams after he had two loan spells in the National League North during his time in Town’s Academy.

“Anytime you play against a men’s team it’s a good test. I played in the National League North before when I was on loan at FC United of Manchester and Telford United, two loan spells that really helped me.

“Those games were always a good test and that experience helped me develop, so I’m sure this game will be beneficial to the young lads here.”

After recovering from his injury, Ryan is keen now to try and get back in the Town match day squad.

“I want to play these games and then build on from that to challenge Ben and Joel. I want to try and get back into the match day squad. I have to be ready to take my chance when it arrives.”

This is the latest game for Town’s Young Terriers, and you can keep up-to-date with all the action by following the Club’s Academy Twitter account; @htafcacademy.


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