MATCH PREVIEW: Stockport County vs Huddersfield Town Devs

After a weekend away from competitive football, Huddersfield Town Women’s Development Team return to action this weekend away at Stockport County.

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Alan Eastwood and his side return to competitive football this weekend as they travel to Stockport for their first league game of the month. After being unbeaten in September, Town will be looking to extend that run on Sunday.

In September, Town travelled to Chorley Women and hosted Leeds United and Liverpool Feds, remaining unbeaten and winning the one game during their opening three games, ending the month on five points from a possible nine. 

Compared to this weekend’s opposition who have played out four league games in September. Having won twice and lost twice, if they continue their LWLW pattern, a Terriers win could be on the cards this weekend.

However, both of the Hatter’s wins have come at home. County scored 16 goals in September and conceded ten times, compared to the 18 goals we scored and the six goals conceded. This weekend is set to be a fierce tie between two top teams in the division who are both aiming for success. 

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Alan Eastwood, Town manager, has been speaking ahead of this weekends tie.

“The team have been put through their paces this week to ensure we don’t slack off after a decent performance last Sunday. We’ve come away from the game with minimal knocks and the girls are in high spirits.

“The morale within the squad is improving week on week. We have a lot of strong characters within our ranks who make sure everyone is involved and it appears to have been transfered onto the pitch.”

After a few frustrating league performances, Town scored nine and earned a well deserved clean sheet in a friendly against Chesterfield last weekend, Eastwood continues: 

“We took a big step forward with the clean sheet on Sunday and it was the first time we’ve defended as one solid unit all season. Clean sheets mean points and the players are starting to understand how important it is to work for each other at all times. We’ve done it in a friendly, now we need to do it in the league.

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“Going forward we have a lot of attacking options and players who all bring something different to the side. The variety of goals we’ve scored so far this season back that up and the triggers we are gradually introducing in training are starting to appear on matchdays which proves the team are learning and developing.”

Town Devs against Stockport County is set for a 14:00 kick off on Sunday at Stockport Sports Village, where fans are welcome to attend for free. 

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