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10 March 2021



10 March 2021

Jon Worthington reviews Rochdale AFC win

- Jon Worthington on Rochdale AFC win
- Academy Coach praised his side’s attack
- Worthy on benefit of First Team players in squad

Huddersfield Town’s B Team Coach Jon Worthington was happy with his side's attacking performance after they beat Rochdale AFC 3-1 at Canalside on Wednesday afternoon.

Goals from Alex Pritchard, Jaheim Headley and Kit Elliott put Town three goals up, however, the visitors found a consolation goal shortly before the end.

Town had been on top for most of the match and could have scored more thanks to creative performances from Elliott and Matty Daly in particular. Worthy said he was pleased by the way his side attacked the Rochdale goal.

"I think we did very well today, there was a real attacking flow at times where we created lots of chances and on another day, we'd have scored one or two more.

"The performance was completely dominant in and out of possession, which I'd expect with the personnel in the team today.

"However, I'm always disappointed to concede goals. I’m disappointed to not have kept a clean sheet and the lads will be very disappointed by that.

Town fielded an experienced side as the likes of Alex Pritchard, Tommy Elphick and Danny Ward all featured in the match against Rochdale. Worthy explained why it was an important opportunity for those players returning from injury.

"The game was definitely important for some the players in and around the First Team to get some minutes today. That was the key coming into the game today and the most important outcome.

"Plus, there's definitely a benefit to having a mix of First Team players alongside the younger lads.

"The communication and the experience they bring can help the younger players to make the step up to the first team in the long run, that's definitely a benefit.

"It also really helps that Carlos lets the younger players train in and around the First Team. They get that experience with the senior side in training on a regular basis, as well as in a match situation."

Next for the Young Terriers is Chorley FC at Canalside on Friday evening, a test Worthy sees as being very different to Rochdale.

"I think it'll be completely different, a total contrast in styles. Rochdale like to play out from the back and have quite a unique formation and style.

"I think Chorley will be a different challenge in terms of aerial duals and competing. They're likely to be a younger side for that game, but it will still be a real physical test for the lads."

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