Town Academy defender reflects on Town’s draw with Luton
- Ben Jackson speaks to HTTV after scoring his first senior Town goal
- Left-back levelled in the second half
- Watch the full interview on YouTube now
Ben Jackson revealed his pride at scoring his first senior Huddersfield Town goal during the Terriers’ 3-3 Sky Bet Championship draw at Luton Town.
The left-back was named in the starting XI by Head Coach Mark Fotheringham and made the most of his opportunity, scoring at the back post in the second half at Kenilworth Road.
Reflecting on his goal, he said:
“I’m proud. I don’t know much about the goal and don’t know if it is mine, but I’m going to claim it for as long as I possibly can!
“Personally I’m buzzing to be involved. It’s my dream to play as many games of football as I can and I’ve been here since I was 14 or 15 so to be able to start in games like this and come away with a result is all I can ask for.”
Jackson, who regularly captains Town’s B Team and earned a starting berth after an impressive cameo off the bench at Reading, also reflected on the confidence Fotheringham has instilled in him.
“Since he’s come in he’s been getting on to me, saying that he wants me to realease the shackles and play with complete belief and confidence.
“That’s all I need as a player – a manager who telling me that I can do it and I’m good enough at this level and above.
“For me I still think there’s more to come, but I’m happy to be able to prove it as much as possible whenever I can.”
Fellow B Team regular Etienne Camara also started the match in Bedfordshire, with Town’s youngsters providing valuable depth to the first-team squad.
That’s something Ben also reflected on:
“I think some of the young lads we’ve got are fantastic, even below myself and Etienne’s age.
“Everyone’s playing the same way and they all understand the same beliefs, so when players like myself, Etienne and Pat (Jones) step into the first team we’re not sold short.”
Watch the full interview via HTTV below!