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Huddersfield Town to stage Under 23 games, including Liverpool clash, at Curzon Ashton

Premier League Cup ties will take place at the Tameside Stadium

Huddersfield Town senior professional development coach Frankie Bunn

Huddersfield Town are heading to Curzon Ashton in the Under 23 Premier League Cup.

Frankie Bunn’s team will use the National League club’s Tameside Stadium for their three home group games against West Bromwich Albion, Liverpool and Ipswich Town in the new-look competition.

Town are keen to prevent undue wear and tear on the John Smith’s Stadium pitch.

And competition rules mean they can’t use PPG Canalside, the venue for Sunday’s home Professional Development League game against Queens Park Rangers (2.00).

The top two each cup group progress to the round of 16.

Town’s schedule is:

Friday, October 7 home vs West Brom at Tameside Stadium (2.00).

Saturday, November 5 away vs Liverpool at Tranmere Rovers (1.00).

Monday, December 5 away vs Ipswich Town at Portman Road (7.00).

Tuesday, January 24 away vs West Brom at Kidderminster Harriers (7.00).

Sunday, February 12 home vs Liverpool at Tameside Stadium (2.00).

Sunday, February 26 home vs Ipswich Town at Tameside Stadium (2.00).

Town’s football operations chief Stuart Webber explained: “I would like to thank Curzon Ashton for allowing us to play these games at their ground.

“We are trying to support the hard work of the John Smith’s Stadium groundstaff in keeping the pitch in as good a condition as possible.

“With the addition of the England Under 20 international (against Germany on Friday, October 7) and the Rugby League Four Nations fixture (England vs New Zealand on Saturday, October 29), the demand on the pitch has already increased.

“This is an important competition for the development squad, as they will come up against a high calibre of opposition.

“The academy staff have worked hard to find an alternative venue which adhered to Premier League criteria.”

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