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5 April 2021

Match Previews


5 April 2021

Goalkeeper featured in latest Young Terriers game

- Jacob Chapman reflects on Stockport County win
- Goalkeeper on competitive environment
- Young Terriers are in action twice this week

Huddersfield Town goalkeeper Jacob Chapman believes that the Young Terriers must analyse key areas from their 4-3 win over Stockport County to improve upon ahead of a busy week of fixtures.

Chapman made several superb stops which proved to be crucial as Town came away from the North West victorious.

The Australian stated that although the performance was good, Town still have improvements to make before facing Lincoln City and Northern Counties East League side Liversedge this week.

“We had to deal with a few obstacles in the game; their number nine was really strong and physical.

“I think, in the first 10-15 minutes, we had to try and sort things out and get used to what they were doing and, I guess, come up with a plan on how to beat them.

“They were physical, strong and fast and we dealt with that.

“I thought we deserved the win in the end; I thought the team performance was quite good.

“I was happy with how I played but, at the end of the day, I conceded three goals and I will have to take a look at them, analyse them, and see if I could have done anything more. Other than that, game management-wise I felt good and I feel like I am improving every time I get to play so, overall, I’m happy.

“As a team, we have to analyse the bits where we struggled in this game like in the first 20 minutes, where maybe we took too long to work them out and sometimes we were forcing it too much in different areas and in the final third, our final ball has to be better.”

Chapman has often been dealt with the task of battling with Joel Pereira, Nicholas Bilokapic and Giosue Bellagambi for that ‘number one’ spot with the Young Terriers.

The 20-year-old says that the competitive nature helps drive the youngster to better himself.

“There is nothing better than playing games, and you cannot show what you’re about unless you play games.

“All the goalkeepers at the club are very, very good and every time you play, you have to show what you’re about and show the coaches that you can match your competition and be better than them.

“It creates a competitive environment, which is good and, every day, it pushes everyone to be better and that is what football is all about.

“We need to finish this season strongly and then go from there.”

The Young Terriers are in action twice this week, hosting Lincoln City at Canalside on Wednesday 7 April 2021; kick-off 1pm, before travelling to Liversedge on Thursday 8 April 2021 for a 7pm kick-off. Live match updates will be available for both games over on the official Academy Twitter; @htafcacademy.

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