Young Terriers start pre-season on Saturday 16 July
- Huddersfield Town Under-19s play at Glossop North End on Saturday
- Fans can attend the 12.30pm kick-off
- Defender Michael Parker can’t wait to get out there!
Left back Michael Parker can’t wait to get back on the pitch when the Under-19s play their first pre-season friendly against Glossop North End on Saturday 16 July!
The Young Terriers will play our local neighbours at the Amdec Forklift Stadium in a 12.30pm kick-off.
17-year-old Michael Parker can’t wait to get back on the pitch with some new, and old, faces!
“I’m excited for it!
“We’ve come back into the building - the second years came back a week before, but when the first years came in it didn’t take them very long to settle in.
“We’re all in a very good place right now and we’ve got a good group.”
Saturday’s game will prove a fantastic, but tough, test for Town’s youngsters, something which Parker says they’ll relish.
‘We know it’s going to be a hard game obviously playing against men, but I think that the second years who have experienced this before need to show leadership and need to lead by example.
“We are trying a new formation, which is also a bit of a different playing style, so we’ve been working on how to play it well – particularly our pressing and how to get out when we have the ball.
Looking ahead to the rest of the season, the 17-year-old is particularly excited for the Emirates FA Youth Cup.
“I’m really looking forward to Youth Cup!
“Unfortunately, I didn’t get to play in it last year.
“I went to watch it, and it did look really good, so it’s definitely something I’m looking forward to this year.”
Admission details for the game can be found by CLICKING HERE.
If you can’t make the game, you can keep up with the action with updates on our dedicated Academy Twitter account, @htafcacademy.