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WORTHY PLEASED WITH INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCES DESPITE RESULT

23 January 2021

Jon Worthington reviews Salford City match

- Town’s B Team Coach on Salford City defeat
- Worthy praised Jaden Brown’s brace
- B Team play Middlesbrough on Friday 29 January 2021

Newly appointed Huddersfield Town B Team Coach, Jon Worthington, says he has enjoyed taking charge of his first matches despite defeat to Salford City at Canalside on Saturday afternoon.

Worthy took charge of the Young Terriers at the start of the year following Danny Scofield's appointment to Carlos Corberan’s First Team’s coaching staff.

Worthy has taken charge for two games since his step up, including a Young Terriers' 5-1 win over Grimsby Town at Canalside on Wednesday 20 January 2021.

Following their defeat to Salford, Worthy was critical of the way his side left themselves exposed.

"I thought we were poor at times on the transition and didn't have good enough balance behind the ball.

"I think on the whole on the players need to improve collectively as a team, as well as their individual performances.

"We probably overcommitted at times and that was probably our main downfall in the end.

"It's always disappointing to lose games, and that's not a habit we want to create."

Despite the result, the B Team Coach was pleased with the individual performances against Salford.

"The game came well for us in terms of players that needed minutes and game time.

"It allowed us to play players in different positions and give them different exposure for their development.

"The result was disappointing, but there were some definite positives for certain individuals."

One individual that was influential in the match was Jaden Brown, who netted a brace.

"Jaden will be very pleased with his two goals, his application was really good in taking them,” Worthy commented.

"We always try and encourage fullbacks to get forward and to join in, that's very important for us in the way that we play."

The former Town Club Captain also admitted that results aside, he's relishing the opportunity to take charge of the B Team in his new role.

"I'm really enjoying it, it's great to work with a really talented group of players.”

"I think that the most important thing for me is developing the individual players to try and get them as close to the First Team as possible."


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