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8 October 2022

Match Previews


8 October 2022

Young Terriers travel across West Yorkshire in the U18 Professional Development League Cup

- Huddersfield Town Under-19s play on Saturday 8 October 2022
- Travel to Bradford City in the Professional Development League Cup
- 11am kick-off at Woodhouse Grove School

The Huddersfield Town Under-19s are back in action on Saturday 8 October, as they travel to play Bradford City in the U18 Professional Development League Cup at 11am.

The Young Terriers will play their second group stage game of their U18 Professional Development League Cup against Bradford City on Saturday 8 October, 11am kick-off, with the game taking place at Bradford City’s Training Ground at Woodhouse Grove School (Apperley Bridge, Bradford, BD10 0NR).

The youngsters will be looking to secure their first win in this competition against Bradford City after their 4-2 loss to Crewe Alexandra in the first game of the group stage.

Supporters can attend the 11am kick-off at Woodhouse Grove School on Saturday free of charge!

Josh Mazfari previewed Saturday’s game:

Mazfari started by discussing how he has found training with the First Team as well as travelling with the B Team for their Premier League Cup game before going to Luton Town in the same day.

“It’s been good training with the First Team, it’s definitely a different level of intensity in comparison to the B Team and the U19s.

“The quality is much more improved and a lot more polished, but I have been enjoying it and I think it’s helping my development.

“Travelling to both of the games in the same day on Tuesday definitely takes its toll on your body but it’s just the experiences at the end of the day, it’s all good experience that will help me in the long run hopefully.”

The 18-year-old then spoke about learning from the likes of Lee Nicholls and developing under Paul Clements and Neil Bennett.

“I especially learn from Lee Nicholls when I’m training with the First Team, he is a really big influence on me.

“In the warm-up at Luton for example, I was talking to him and asking him about dealing with the crosses and coming for the ball and technique in comparison to how I play.

“He is a very good teacher and really good at what he does, and obviously Clem as well and the other ‘keepers around - we have a really good goalkeeping department.”

The U19s ‘keeper then looked forwards to today’s game against Bradford City and what he is expecting from them as well as his aims for the rest of the season.

“The last time we played Bradford City we were quite poor in terms of building up play, but since then we have been working on attacking the box more and making sure we can convert and be more clinical.

“Before, it was just mistakes with set pieces and mistakes that we shouldn’t be making, now I think we will be much better and overall, it will be a much closer affair and I hope it will be a good game.”

“My aims for the season are to just keep travelling with the First Team, that’s probably the main one, keep gaining experience with Lee and obviously Nicholas Bilokapic as well.”

If you cannot make Academy games but you’re interested in what’s happening with the Young Terriers, you can follow them on social media!

Twitter - @htafcacademy
Instagram – htafcbteam

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