Jaheim Headley on target in Under-19s’ latest fixture
- Jaheim Headley pleased to be on the scoresheet
- Under-19s drew 2-2 with Middlesbrough
Huddersfield Town’s Under-19s fullback Jaheim Headley was delighted to score in his side’s 2-2 draw with Middlesbrough at Rockcliffe Park on Friday afternoon.
The 19-year-old's 56th minute strike got Town back on level terms having trailed 2-1 at half time.
Headley showed good attacking intent throughout the game by troubling the Middlesbrough defence down the left side.
The Young Terrier admitted that Middlesbrough’s XI, which included two First Team players, proved a tough test.
"The first half we were decent and the second half we kicked on well after they found ways to stop us playing our game.
"The first half especially they tried to stop us from playing out, they made it really difficult for us to play, but we were able to overcome that."
Despite any tactics to nullify the Town attack, Headley was able to find the back of the net following a winding run down the left. The fullback was pleased with his attacking performance.
"It’s always a nice thing to score a goal so I'm really happy with that.
"I'm always looking to try and get into goalscoring positions as much as possible.
“I’m constantly working on improving my end product whether that's a cross or a shot.”
The youngster said that attacking intent is important to the way the team plays and something he knows that Worthy likes to see from him.
"Worthy does encourage me to get forward, he encourages everyone to get forward to be honest.
"It's important to get forward for the way that we play, we look to win the ball back from the opposing winger and then get past him.
"It's something we've been working on to open up spaces for other players on the pitch and then overload them when we’re in the box."
Headley hopes to acclimatise to the physical demands of playing fullback whilst increasing his number of attacking returns.
"It's very physically demanding playing fullback, there's a lot of running forward and running back to get back into position.
"I want to improve my end product and to understand the game even more, but I do think I’m seeing improvements in that area already."