B Team Coach pleased with physical test
- Danny Schofield reviews B Team defeat to Boston United
- Schofield pleased the physical challenge the Young Terriers faced
- B Team Coach discussed a pathway for young players
Huddersfield Town’s B Team Coach Danny Schofield believes the Club’s Young Terriers are quickly adapting to the demands of professional football following their match against Vanarama National League North side Boston United.
Town overcame an early two-goal deficit to draw level in the second half but eventually went on to lose 3-2 behind-closed-doors at Canalside on Saturday afternoon. Schofield’s B Team featured players from the Club’s First Team and some of the most-talented Young Terriers.
“I thought it was a very good test for us,” Schofield said. “The main positives were the exposure to physical duels, the intensity, aggression and the opportunity to work on concepts relating directly to the way the First Team play.
“We want to expose the younger players to this type of game, and I think it was a perfect game for us in that sense.”
Schofield also referenced the style of football that Town’s First Team Head Coach Carlos Coberán has instilled throughout the Club.
He said: “Ever since the new First Team Head Coach has come in a real single identity of how to play football has been created.
“I think it’s an important demand of the Football Club that we do that with the B Team, Under-19s and Under-17s to create one way of playing and this is what we’re trying to do with these fixtures.”
Town’s B Team was introduced in July this year and aims to support young players to transition from the Academy to the First Team. Schofield expressed the importance of the Young Terriers’ exposure to Coberán’s First Team squad.
“A lot of the B Team players are exposed to First Team training as there is always a big squad for every training session, so they get an understanding of the concepts through drills, ideas and video analysis.
“They are exposed to what the concepts are, and their understanding is improving every day as to what’s required of them.”
Schofield also commented on the example that Town Academy product Romoney Crichlow has set to the rest of the Young Terriers after his man-of-the-match performance in the First Team’s 1-0 win against Nottingham Forest in the EFL Championship on Friday night.
“It’s a benchmark for the young players around Romoney who have trained and grown up with him for years at this Football Club to say, ‘if he’s there that’s going to be me next’.
“We have some very talented young players here and some great characters as well, with both the talent and character to make it as professional footballers.”