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9 March 2022



9 March 2022

Right back reviews B Team loss

- Loick Ayina reflects on Premier League Cup defeat
- Young Terrier disappointed with final result
- Right back on what side can learn

B Team defender Loick Ayina was pleased with the Young Terriers’ second-half display, as they exited the Premier League Cup against Stoke City at the John Smith’s Stadium.

Town went into the break with a three-goal deficit; however, they showed a certain spirit in the second period as they created a host of chances but, ultimately, failed to build on Micah Obiero’s goal on the hour.

Ayina was happy with the reaction they showed after the break.

“It’s a very difficult game because we dominated, but we missed them.

“They played very well, and they finished their chances.

“We did well, but we conceded three goals and we needed to switch on before the first goal.

“We lost our concentration, and we didn’t talk as a team, and they went in behind and that is that.

“The second half was much better; we were just pushing and tried to score a goal and we scored the one we needed.

“Worthy was very happy with the reaction because he told us to keep pushing as a team and play our game.

“Everyone was more focused and stronger, and the second half was better – I was happy with how the team played.

“We shouldn’t have lost this game, and I am very disappointed with the result today.”

After a seven-game unbeaten streak, the B Team’s Premier League Cup journey is over, but they have produced some excellent football at the John Smith’s Stadium during their run.

The 18-year-old explained that playing at the stadium in front of Town supporters helps him and the team.

“A positive was the atmosphere because you could see everyone wanted to win as it wasn’t like a friendly, so the fans came to watch.

“When we have competitive games, everyone is excited to play because the fans are coming to watch, and it is very good.

“I like my team and I am very happy to play with the B Team here.”

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