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MYLES BRIGHT DEVELOPING WITH TOWN’S U19S

17 September 2020

Young Terriers face Altrincham FC on Saturday 17 September 2020

- Myles Bright enjoying his football in Town’s Academy
- Youngster working on his movement in the middle of midfield
- U19s face Altrincham in latest game at Canalside

Huddersfield Town Under-19s midfielder Myles Bright is enjoying his football after earning chances with the B Team and Under-19s in recent weeks.

Bright joined the Academy in the summer of 2019 and has now played a full year under the watchful eye of former Town captain and midfielder Jon Worthington.

He played mainly for the Under-17s throughout last season in the EFL Youth Alliance League and Cup fixtures, namely the FA Youth Cup tie against serial winners Chelsea last December, with an emphasis on development at that level.

And despite the COVID-19 pandemic bringing the 2019/20 season to an end for Academy football, the midfielder has pressed on in training since coming back this summer and is happy with his progression as a footballer in the Huddersfield Town youth setup.

“Since we have come back, I have been training hard, had a few chances to play with the B Team against Liverpool, which was a good challenge, and the Under-19s with games against Hyde United and Sheffield Wednesday recently,” Bright said.

“At first with all the Coronavirus rules in place we were just doing normal running exercises, but since then we’ve been able to get back to doing contact training and learning different concepts of the game – winning it back, double passes, things like that to help us in game.

“For me in the midfield, movement is important – opposite movement, double passing, winning it back. It helped because to defend against something like a double pass or when the opponent wins the ball back is very difficult, and the work we’ve done has helped.”

All of these experiences on and off the field have benefitted Bright, who feels his time with the Terriers has made him a more confident player.

“I’ve become way more confident since when I started here last year, and now I’ve got that confidence I express myself more on the pitch vocally and with my play.

“I’ve taken in the information from the coaches just to better myself in the games, and it’s really helped, and hopefully I can continue to develop my game.”

Myles and his Under-19 teammates will face National League side Altrincham at Canalside in a behind-closed-doors game.

The match will kick-off at noon on Saturday 19 September 2020 and supporters can follow progress on the Club’s Academy Twitter account; @htafcAcademy.


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