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7 April 2021

Jon Worthington reviews Lincoln City win

- Jon Worthington on Lincoln City win
- Academy Coach on benefit of having Rolando Aarons and Kieran Phillips
- Worthy praised Kit Elliott’s hat-trick

Huddersfield Town’s B Team Coach Jon Worthington praised his side’s possession work as the Young Terriers beat Lincoln City Academy 4-0 at Canalside.

Town controlled the game throughout with some neat passing on display, limiting the Imps to only a couple of counterattacks, which were easily halted by a back three of Loick Ayina, Romoney Crichlow and Ben Jackson.

Worthy stated that the phases when in and out of possession were a positive of the display.

“It was probably one of our most consistent performances over a 90-minute period all season.

“I thought we dominated the ball, controlled the game, and I thought we created some excellent chances as well.

“I think when you do dominate the ball, you need to make sure your concentration levels are good in terms of when you do recover possession, everyone’s engaged and has a good balance behind the ball to win it back very quickly.

“I thought this was something we did well, with the reactive pressure and the balance behind the ball which allowed us to sustain attacks.”

Rolando Aarons and Kieran Phillips both returned to footballing action after injury layoffs, with the former performing brightly in a planned 30-minutes.

Worthy expressed that it was good to see them both getting the minutes they require, further stating how they can benefit some of the other lads in the side.

“Both Rolando and Kieran showed an excellent attitude and both needed minutes after coming back from injuries.

“I think they’ll have enjoyed the game and enjoyed being back on the pitch; they got what they needed out of the game.

“When you have those two, who have been predominantly in the First Team squad, I think it is good for them to play with the younger players; their attitude and application were great from both of them and they really helped the group.”

Kit Elliott netted a hat-trick against Lincoln, meaning he has now scored in each of his last four games for the Young Terriers.

The B Team boss explained how they are working closely with the forward to get the best out of him.

“Kit’s shown his qualities, he’s working hard and we’re working hard with him to unlock that potential.

“It is all about hard work on the training pitches and when you do that, you get the rewards in the games.

“His all-round game is what we want from him, and it is also the out-of-possession work with pressing that is also just as important for the team and is what I want as well.”

The Young Terriers are back in action on Thursday 8 April 2021 when they travel to face Northern Counties East League side Liversedge.

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