Young defender spoke to #HTTV after making his senior Town bow
- Romoney Crichlow on making his Town debut
- Defender on being in the First Team for the competitive opener
- Watch Romoney’s full interview on #HTTV
Huddersfield Town defender Romoney Crichlow reflected upon a proud moment for him and his family after making his senior debut for the Terriers against Rochdale.
Town were beaten by the Dale in a Carabao Cup Round One tie but despite the result, Romoney – alongside midfielders Ben Jackson and Josh Austerfield – made their competitive debuts for the Club.
The defender expressed his disappointment with the result post-match but reflected on a big day for himself on an individual level, after making his senior debut for the Terriers having joined the Town Academy back in 2017.
“Obviously, it was a good day for me making my professional debut,” he said.
“It didn’t end in celebrations obviously but it’s an opportunity to learn and to build for the next game.
“I’ve been here near enough three-and-a-half years now, so to make my debut it’s been a long journey but it’s the first game of many hopefully.”
The 21-year-old played the full 90 minutes of the tie off the back of an impressive pre-season campaign in the First Team, featuring in games against both Bradford City and Manchester United’s Under-23s in recent weeks.
The defender is hoping to keep the momentum of the last few weeks rolling as the season gets underway.
“I’m grateful for the opportunities I’ve had against Bradford, Man United and obviously today to play the 90 minutes. It’s always good for me.
“Being in and around it is good enough for me but I’m obviously pushing to start and be involved.”
The young defender also reflected on the game’s key moment, the decisive goal, scored by Rochdale defender Eoghan O’Connell after he connected with Matty Done’s free-kick shortly after half-time.
Romoney says it’s something for the Terriers to work on ahead of next weekend’s Sky Bet Championship opener.
“It’s not the best way to concede especially when we’ve worked on it.
“We have to look back on it, see where it went wrong and make sure that it doesn’t happen again.”
Watch Romoney’s full interview below on #HTTV.