Midfielder featured in latest Under-19s game
- Ben Midgley on coming back stronger
- Enjoyed a physical battle against Liversedge FC
- Midfielder honoured to be back captaining his side
Huddersfield Town Under-19s midfielder Ben Midgley believes he has come back a stronger player following his eight-month injury layoff.
Midgley played 45 minutes in Thursday evening’s 1-0 defeat to Liversedge, in what was his third game back since returning to action.
The 17-year-old claimed that yesterday’s physical opposition was a perfect test for him after the work he undertook during his time on the side-lines.
“It feels really good, it’s just about building minutes up.
“At the start, when I got injured it wasn’t nice and I sat down with Dom the physio and just created a plan because I thought I was good technically on the pitch, but off the pitch I needed to work on my strength and physicality.
“Now I have come back, and I feel a lot stronger and tonight was a really good test for it. I thought I competed well with the big, physical lads of Liversedge and I feel like I have come back better and stronger. Hopefully I can continue playing and start getting 90 minutes again.”
Midgley was once again assigned the task of captaining the Young Terriers, something which he has picked up where he left off from before his injury.
This is a role in which the Town youngster is thriving upon as he looks to continue his development with the club.
“It is an honour,” he continued.
“Part of me being Captain comes the responsibility because there are Under-17s that have just come in and I do what I can to help them.
“I have been there and done that, so it is my turn to help them. But, there are also older lads as well and just because they are older, doesn’t mean I can’t help them as well.
“It is brilliant for me and as a Town fan, I just love the responsibility of being Captain.”