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14 April 2021



14 April 2021

Danny Schofield reviews Blackpool FC defeat

- Danny Schofield on Blackpool FC defeat
- Town’s First Team Coach pleased with B Team’s pressure
- Schofield wants side to improve decision making

Huddersfield Town’s First Team Assistant Coach Danny Schofield spoke openly following the B Team's frustrating 2-1 defeat to Blackpool FC at Canalside on Wednesday afternoon.

Schofield felt the Young Terriers were unlucky not to force a result following some heavy second half pressure.

Town found themselves two goals down after 22 minutes before Matty Daly's 33rd minute strike halved the deficit.

A host of late chances were unable to come to fruition for the hosts as Blackpool saw out an edgy one goal victory. Despite this, Schofield was pleased with the way the Young Terriers applied the pressure throughout the game.

"I think we dominated a lot of the ball, not just with our pressing, but we sustained the pressure within the opponents half pretty much throughout the game.

"There were moments where we suffered on the counterattack, but we definitely had the chances to win the game.

Town’s Assistant Coach admitted that Town's decision making could have been stronger at times in their pursuit of a second goal.

"Sometimes I think it’s hard to put your finger on the reasons why it didn't go in.

"I think we struggled to find the solutions from playing from the back line into the next phase, so into the fullbacks, wingers and midfield players.

"I think the opportunities were there for us to do it, but we didn't quite find it.

“Our decision making didn't enable us to progress as much as we'd wanted."

"We always watch the games back and look to improve, so that’ll be one of the areas we take from this game.”

Schofield was also quick to comment on why in form striker Kit Elliott was deployed as a wide midfield player in the game, despite finding recent success through the middle.

"It’s always good to play players in different positions to help benefit their learning and development, so that's the reason that Kit played in a wide area."

"I think he's got the qualities to play on the right, on the left, or as a striker, but his future probably lies in him being a number nine."

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