Danny Schofield reviews Sheffield United win
- Danny Schofield on Sheffield United victory
- Town’s First Team Coach praised second half performance
- Schofield discussed B Team’s development
Huddersfield Town’s First Team Assistant Coach Danny Schofield praised the B Team’s second half performance against Sheffield United.
A brace from Kit Elliot alongside a Matty Daly penalty and a strike from Sorba Thomas saw the Young Terriers come from behind twice and walk away victorious at Canalside.
Schofield was quick to praise the youngsters performance, especially their off the ball work whilst going forward.
"It was important for us that we had the balance behind the ball right.
"When we are attacking, we have to be able to defend counter attacks and we worked very hard on that today.
"We tried to build with a line of three with our wingbacks almost acting as wingers and they go and attack, but also have a defensive duty.
"It's all about getting that timing and balance right of when to attack, but also when to hold your position so you remain defensively compact and I think we did that today."
The Young Terriers were able to shut out the Sheffield United attacking presence in the second half, however the visitors struck twice before halftime. Schofield admitted he was disappointed by the way those goals came about.
"I think the goals that we conceded today were very poor from our point of view.
"With the first, we didn't stop the cross and then the second was a set play which we found difficult to deal with."
Schofield also mentioned that ensuring his young defenders can cope with a set piece is a priority of his.
"I think individually you have to look to improve at the player's ability to win the header and the dual with the opposite player and then you build on that collectively.
"We look to refine that technique individually with the player first, the body contact, the arrival before the ball and the actual contact with the header and only then can you work on defending set pieces collectively.”
Schofield hopes that by working with the team he will see more players progress into the senior side.
"The ultimate aim and vision is to see players progress at this football club.
"We continue to keep working consistently with these players and give them the correct messages, but also to create an environment that is challenging, enjoyable, but more demanding than anything else so we feel that they will learn and develop quickly."