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11 November 2021

Match Previews


11 November 2021

Youngster speaks ahead of Saturday’s game against Lincoln City

- Goalkeeper Sam Taylor speaks to
- U17 enjoying his development with Town’s Academy
- Young Terriers face Lincoln City on Saturday 13 November 2021

Huddersfield Town Under-17 goalkeeper Sam Taylor is pleased with the improvements he’s seen in his game so far this season.

The 17-year-old joined Town’s Academy from Middlesbrough as part of their 2021/22 summer cohort.

“I have improved in lots of different ways, in every aspect.

“My shot stopping has improved, and my distribution is better in the time that I have been here.

“My main focus was to improve my shot stopping because that’s the main thing last year that I really needed to work on to get better as a goalkeeper.

“Overall, that is my most important job, so that’s what I have been working on in my individual sessions.”

This campaign has seen the ‘keeper play for both the Under-17s and Under-19s, alongside having the opportunity to train with the goalkeepers from the First Team. Taylor admits that’s an opportunity he wants to have more of.

“Playing at Huddersfield is very different compared to Middlesbrough.

“I’m involved a lot more with what can be the First Team ‘keepers and the older age groups, which helps me improve faster than if I was only playing with teams my own age.”

The ‘keeper also took the time to discuss what he’d like to achieve in his first season with the Club.

“My aim for this season is just to play as many games as I can and to get plenty of game time, which I know you can get at this Club.

“I eventually want to start progressing into the older age groups and maybe even get a contract.”

The Young Terriers are back in action on Saturday 13 November 2021 when they welcome Lincoln City to Canalside for an 11am kick-off.

Fans are welcome to come to the training ground to support the Young Terriers from 10.30am. Limited parking will be available on a first come, first served basis.

You can keep up to date with all things Academy over on our official Academy Twitter - @htafcacademy.

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