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24 October 2022

Match Previews


24 October 2022

The Central League campaign continues for the Young Terriers

- Huddersfield Town B Team back in action on Tuesday
- Young Terriers travel to Blackpool in the Central League
- Nicholas Bilokapic previewed the game

Huddersfield Town’s B Team continue their Central League campaign on Tuesday 25 October when they travel to Blackpool!

The Young Terriers will continue their Central League campaign against Blackpool on Tuesday 25 October, 2pm kick-off, with the game taking place at Longridge Town Football Cub (The Recycling Lives Ground, Inglewhite Road, Longridge, Preston, PR3 2NA).

The first game of the Central League finished with a draw at home to Wrexham and the youngsters will be looking to bounce back from their defeat against Burnley last week.

Supporters can attend the 2pm kick-off tomorrow.

Our second ‘keeper, Nicholas Bilokapic, previewed this game:

Bilokapic started by discussing his development as a ‘keeper through training with the first Team and working with Lee Nicholls and Paul Clements.

“Training with the First Team is always a privilege; I think I am developing and learning a lot from Lee Nicholls and from Clem as well - I think Clem is probably one of the best goalkeeping coaches in England at this present time.

“Training with them helps my development because I can take a few pointers from Lee who was Championship ‘keeper of the season last year, and just take on board his tips and tricks to improving myself.

“Off the pitch and on the pitch, Lee is a great mentor.”

Our Young ‘keeper spoke about the confidence he gains due to the encouragement and belief he receives from the Head Coach.

“Having a lot of different managers this season and all of them having the belief and confidence in me to be that second choice in case something does happen to Lee, it does give me that positive mindset to keep going.

“Anything could happen, you’re always one red card or one injury away from making your debut - all I can do is try my best, keep going and just wait for my opportunity.”

The 20-year-old touched on the importance of getting game time as a young player.

“I think getting games in is probably the most important thing for a young player, let alone a young goalkeeper because you can’t replicate some things in the game that you can on the pitch in training.

“I think getting as many minutes as possible is the best thing for me, and whether it’s with the First Team, B Team, or on loan it doesn’t really bother me.”

Town’s second choice ‘keeper looked forward to tomorrow’s game and how the team is feeling going to Blackpool.

“There was a game last week against Burnley, which was an unexpected game and it hit us quite quickly, so now bouncing off of that, we’re looking for a positive reaction against Blackpool.

“The lads have been training well and we’re ready for it.”

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