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19 February 2021

Youngster speaks ahead of Saturday’s game against Notts County

- Defender Neo Eccleston speaks to
- Young Terrier makes his come back from injury
- Town’s Under-17s face Notts County on Saturday (20 February 2021)

Huddersfield Town Under-17s defender Neo Eccleston is glad to be back on the pitch following an injury layoff for a fractured knee.

The youngster was part of the Club’s summer 2020 intake, joining from Chelsea to link up with the Academy’s Under-17 side. He commented on how happy he is to be continuing his recovery back on the pitch having played in the Under-17s’ most recent game against Grimsby Town.

“It was great to be back out there, it felt good.

“Thankfully it didn’t feel that different than my last game, it felt normal being back,

“The only thing was that I had some slight quad tightness, but other than that, it was good.”

The 17-year-old was quick to discuss what he’s learnt in his time at Town so far.

“I’ve learnt a lot.

“I’ve learnt a lot of different styles of play.

“Playing against different oppositions week in and week out, you see that some like to hit it long while others like to play it short, so you have to get used to that.

“I’ve had to get used to players being more physical and rougher and now we play men’s teams as well, so I’m getting used to playing older players.”

The defender also spoke about his aims for the rest of the 2020/21 season now that he’s back.

“Game wise, I want to work on my weaker foot passing and my types of crosses.

“I’m a right-back, but I do like playing on the wing, so I want to focus on attacking and getting more skill.

“Overall, I want to get my head down, get more wins, play better and stay out of the injury room!”

Neo and his Under-17 teammates will be back in action on Saturday 20 February 2021 when they travel to take on Notts County.

You can keep up to date with all things Huddersfield Town Academy on their official Twitter page; @htafcacademy.


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