This afternoon’s B Team skipper spoke after 2-1 win over Sheffield United
- Huddersfield Town B 2-1 Sheffield United
- Ben Jackson discusses involvement in both goals
- Full-back touches on his leadership role
After being out for a couple of weeks due to a quad injury, Ben Jackson returned to B Team action this afternoon, wearing the captain's armband and being involved in both goals.
Ben Jackson played the full 90 minutes in today’s B Team victory over Sheffield United at Millers Oils High Performance Complex, whilst wearing the captain's armband he assisted the first goal from a corner and scored the second goal directly from a free kick just outside the box in order to secure the win.
Discussing the game, the 22-year-old full-back said:
“It was a good game; I think they provided a good challenge and were a high energy team.
“With the high wind conditions and a bit of a dry pitch, we knew today would be a challenge, but we persevered and just tried to push forwards as much as possible.
"Obviously, we conceded early on, but we came through and got the win in the end.”
Jackson went on to talk about his leadership role during this game, something he has done for the B Team on many occasions.
“Being captain is something I like to take on, I try to be a bit louder and influence some of the younger lads and help them through these games.
“Some of these lads are a lot younger than I am, I’ve just turned 22, so to step up into that leadership role is really important.”
The full-back, who has experience with the First Team after playing multiple games in the first half of the season, then touched on his involvement in both Town goals this afternoon.
“To be a part of both goals was great, I’m a full-back normally but my mindset is to try and get forward as much as I can and get involved, so to get a goal and assist is something I want to be doing every game.
“My goals are something I’ve worked on, something we want to use as a strength, so they’re something I’ll try my best to keep using for our advantage.”
Finally, Jackson spoke about being out for a couple of weeks due to a small injury and what it was like for him to be on the sidelines.
“I’ve just come back from a small quad injury; it was weird for me because I’m never out injured, so it was quite hard even if it was just for a couple of weeks.
I’m happy to be past that now - I’m back on the pitch and looking forward to the rest of the season.”