Kit Elliott on target in latest B Team fixture
- Kit Elliott happy seeing rewards on the pitch
- Forward on benefit of playing with First Teamers
- B Team beat Rochdale AFC 3-1
Huddersfield Town B Team forward Kit Elliott was pleased with the impression he made as he came off the bench to score and assist in the Young Terriers’ 3-1 victory over Rochdale AFC.
Replacing First Team striker Danny Ward after half an hour, Elliott made an instant impact, driving forward at pace before teeing up Alex Pritchard’s opener just a minute after his introduction.
Elliott then got himself a deserved goal in the second period, rifling home Matty Daly’s cut-back to net Town’s third with 20 minutes remaining.
The clinical edge that Elliott showcased is something that the 19-year-old revealed the forwards have worked on in training ahead of the fixture.
“I thought it was a great team performance and it was good to get the win, and that is what we have been building towards and working on this week,” said Elliott.
“Us attackers have been working on playing in the final third and our movement in behind and being clinical – I think we showed how clinical we can be today by scoring a few goals.
“It is very nice to see that the hard work is paying off – hard work from myself and the hard work that the team have been putting in – and I am seeing the rewards on the pitch.
“For me – wherever I am playing – it is just about making a good impact; I want to be playing, scoring goals, and just continuing to have a positive impact when I am on the pitch.”
Elliott also expressed his admiration for Ward – whom he replaced after the Town forward completed his planned minutes as he recovers from injury – and explained how he has learnt from the more experienced strikers at the club.
“Coming off the bench, I was looking to make an impact and help the team – it was good to do that with a goal and an assist.
“Danny is an experienced player, and it was good to learn and see how he plays on the pitch.
“Training with them sometimes, and watching them in the games, you learn a lot.
“You learn different movements in and around the box and the different types of finishes that they do, so you learn a lot being around them every day.”