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KRASNIQI HAILS PROFESSIONAL JOB AGAINST BORO

25 November 2022

Midfielder happy with Premier League Cup progression

- Ernaldo Krasniqi reviews the B Team’s win over Middlesbrough
- Midfielder played the full 90 minutes in the 2-0 win
- EK looking to go far in the Premier League Cup!

B Team midfielder Ernaldo Krasniqi was proud of the efforts of the team after today’s 2-0 win over Middlesbrough secured passage into the Premier League Cup knockout stages.

The London-born 19-year-old, who has represented Albania at Under-19 level, played the full 90 minutes in the engine room as goals from Kian Harratt and Charles Ondo made it four wins from four in group C of the prestigious competition.

““When Worthy (Jon Worthington) spoke to us (pre-match), he made it clear we had to get this win. I thought the game went very well,” Ernaldo told htafc.com after the final whistle.

“We scored two goals and, in the second half, I thought we showed a lot of professionalism on the ball and off it too.”

Town have now qualified as one of the top two teams from the four-team group with West Bromwich Albion, Middlesbrough, and Watford, but Ernaldo wants to maintain the unbeaten run in the final two group games.

“That’s our aim now, 100% - to go into every game with complete focus,” he added.

Krasniqi missed eight weeks in the early stages of this season due to injury, but has done well in stepping back into the side for the PL Cup wins over West Brom and Boro in the last eight days.

“I feel good,” he confirmed. “I was out for two months, but I want to thank the physio team for helping me come back stronger. I feel like I’ve been doing well so far.”

Although he has had senior experience through a loan with Scottish side Falkirk, the Premier League Cup still means a lot to Ernaldo – and his teammates. Town were knocked out in the last 16 in 2021/22, and are desperate to improve this time around.

“Every year, we try to be better than we were the year before. Our aim now is to go further into this competition than we did last year – and I think we can.”

The B Team is back in action at the John Smith’s Stadium on Friday 9 December when Watford visit in the Premier League Cup, kick-off 7pm!


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