Scott High featured in Town’s latest B Team game against Salford City
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Huddersfield Town’s B Team Captain Scott High says the experience he gained on loan at Shrewsbury Town helped prepare him for the physical test of a strong Salford City side on Wednesday afternoon.
Town ran out impressive 2-0 winners against an Ammies side containing an abundance of Football League pedigree thanks to first-half goals from Patrick Jones and Alex Pritchard.
High believes his time in Shropshire allowed him to navigate not only himself, but several of the younger players through a demanding 90 minutes of football.
“It helped massively because I had the experience of playing against league players fighting for three points,” he said.
“It was tough at Shrewsbury; we were in the bottom half of the table, but it was a good experience to fight for them points when you are around the relegation zone.
“It helped me out with some of the players during this match; talking to some of them young lads there who are 16/17 years old that haven’t played in men’s football before. You have to keep talking to them and giving them help.”
Despite the victory, the Young Terriers were forced to show a different side to their game as they spent large periods of the match out of possession.
High thinks the performance will give Jon Worthington’s side plenty of belief ahead of the rest of the season due to the way they were forced to grind out a hard-fought three points.
“It will give the lads loads of confidence. It is always good to play against players from the leagues that are playing week in, week out for three points so it is massive to get these types of experiences for all the young lads.
“We had a young side out today and a few older lads like Alex Pritchard, Kieran Phillips and Matty Daly who have been in the First Team.
“I thought we played exceptionally in the first half in difficult circumstances with the pitch and stuff. The second half was tough, but we dug it out and got the 2-0 win in the end.”
While it is not an unfamiliar role for the 19-year-old, High captained the side on Wednesday, and this is something that he enjoys the responsibility of.
“I love it. It is something that I have always strived to be - a leader on the pitch and even off it as well. I have to talk to everyone, the younger lads and even the older ones to help them get through the games.”