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19 April 2021

Defender featured in latest Under-19s game

- Jaheim Headley enjoyed return from injury
- Defender pleased to get name on scoresheet
- Young Terriers are back in action on Tuesday 20 April 2021

Huddersfield Town Under-19s defender Jaheim Headley was pleased with his first game back from injury on Saturday afternoon.

The Young Terriers beat Tadcaster Albion 2-0, with Headley scoring Town’s opener midway through the first half when he advanced forward from left wing-back to latch onto a through ball and fire in at the near post.

The 19-year-old full back was pleased with his performance on his return from a brief injury lay-off.

“I think I played well.

“It was my first game back from injury, which wasn’t a long injury, but any injury is a setback.

“I think everyone had a positive impact on the game; offensively going forward and defensively as well.

“Towards the end I think it became a bit of an open game, so we continued attacking but kept everything tight defensively as well.”

Headley took his goal well and admitted that contributing going forward is something he practices in training.

“In training I do finishing with the strikers quite a bit.

“So, whenever I get the chance, I like to show I can affect the game going forward by scoring goals and getting assists.”

Headley has featured for both Town’s Under-19s and B Team this season and has his sights set on following in the footsteps of many of the Young Terriers by transitioning into the First Team.

“My aim is to be in and around the First Team and hopefully get into a match day squad.

“I know what is required of me, so it’s about taking that next step and continuing from there.”

Jaheim and his Under-19 teammates are back in action when they travel to face Manchester City on Tuesday 20 April 2021; 6.30pm kick-off. You can follow live match updates over on Town's Academy Twitter; @htafcacademy.

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