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18 October 2023

Club News


18 October 2023

Busy international period for four Town players across the globe

- Four Town players were on international duty this window
- Yuta Nakayama, Brodie Spencer, Pat Jones, and Charles Ondo all feature
- Nakayama plays twice in two wins for Japan

With the October 2023 international break now over, here is how all four of our players out on duty with thier national sides got on!

With the majority of the First Team squad being put through thier paces at the Millers Oils High Performance Complex by Darren Moore and his staff, four of our Terriers turned out across the globe for Japan, Northern Ireland, Wales U21 and Equitorial Guinea.

Yuta Nakayama

This has been a big couple of weeks for Yuta, who started for Japan at left back and played 90 minutes in their 4-1 midweek friendly win at home to Canada.

That was his 18th cap for his country, but his first since suffering the serious Achilles injury playing for Town against Sunderland last season; an injury that ruled him out of the World Cup.

Yuta featured again when his nation hosted Tunisia on Tuesday, playing 64 minutes at left-back in a 2-0 home win at the Kobe Wing Stadium. 

Brodie Spencer

Brodie was also back in action for his country, earning his fourth senior Northern Ireland cap in their 3-0 UEFA European qualifying win at home to San Marino.

The 19-year-old, who has had a good start to his loan spell at Scottish Premiership side Motherwell, came on in the 79th minute for his nation.

Spencer was then an unused substitue on Tuesday when the Northern Irish hosted Slovakia at Windsor Park, losing 0-1.

Pat Jones

Pat earned his sixth cap for the Wales Under-21 side, coming on as a 64th minute substitute in their dramatic late 1-1 draw in the Czech Republic.

Wales remain unbeaten in their 2025 European Under-21 Championship qualifiers thanks to Cian Ashford's stoppage time equaliser in this away game, with Pat featuring in all three qualifiers so far.

Wales Under-21s had no other game in this window, so Pat returned to Huddersfield to rejoin Darren Moore’s First Team squad midweek through the break.

Charles Ondo

B Team forward Charles earned his second cap for the senior Equatorial Guinea team, playing the final half hour as a substitute in their 0-0 friendly draw against Burkina Faso.

The versatile Madrid-born player went close to opening his account for his nation, but he couldn’t break the deadlock.

He also returned to England and rejoined his fellow Young Terriers.

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