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25 February 2021

Match Previews


25 February 2021

George Danaher’s side to host Walsall

- Under-17s in EFL Youth Alliance Cup Quarter-Final
- Youngsters host Walsall on Saturday 27 February 2021
- Young Terriers looking to progress to next stage of competition

Huddersfield Town’s Under-17s are in EFL Youth Alliance Cup Quarter-Final action on Saturday (27 February 2021) when they host Walsall at Canalside.

The Young Terriers finished top of the Group B table, with four points. Their Youth Alliance Cup run so far this season has seen them draw 3-3 with Blackpool and showcase an energetic performance to beat Fleetwood Town 5-0! 

Their opponents finished top of Group C with three points having beaten Burton Albion 3-1 and lost to Mansfield 2-1.

Whilst the two sides haven’t met yet this season, their Under-19 teammates have! Town walked away victorious on both occasions, with 3-2 and 5-2 wins.

The Young Terriers come into the game off the back of a 6-1 win over Barnsley, which sees them through to the knockout stages of the Clarets Cup. Speaking after the match, Under-17s Coach George Danaher was quick to comment on his side’s performance.

“It was excellent.

“I think it’s been long overdue; the boys have been performing really well in recent games and it just seemed to click.

“I put a bit of demand on the team to win the game and they all showed the right mentality and character going into the game to want to win and that showed.”

Danaher went on to mention the importance of Cup games for the Under-17s.

“Cup games are massive. They give the players a great experience of having to win and there being pressure on that.

“There’ll be tweaks made ahead of the Walsall game, but again it’s a cup game that all the players and the staff are looking forward to.

“As staff we’ll create the pressure and the environments that make the players know it’s a big game and they must win.

“It’ll be an exciting one!”

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