SUPPORTERS will get the chance to assess Town’s future prospects, both short and long term, on Sunday.
That’s when the first team take on the academy in an exhibition match as part of director of football development Gerry Murphy’s testimonial gala at AFC Emley’s Welfare Ground.
The game kicks off at 3.00, with admission £8 adults and £2 concessions, but the event gets under way at 11.00 with a mini soccer tournament.
“The future of Huddersfield Town will be on display at Emley, and I see it as a bright one,” said the popular Murphy, who had a second successful stint as caretaker manager last season.
“There are some really exciting prospects at youth level, for instance lads like Lewis Nightingale, Spencer Harris and Jimmy Spencer.
“In addition, our fans will get the chance to see some of our new signings, and I’m grateful to (manager) Stan Ternent, who has squeezed this game into a busy schedule (Town go to Bury on Saturday and play AFC Emley at the Welfare Ground a week tonight).”
Emley, who will host some Town reserve matches this season, head for Clitheroe tonight (7.30) after kicking off their pre-season build-up with a 1-1 draw against York at the Blue Square club’s training ground on Saturday.
Former Town player Ian Banks’ side go to West Willoughby on Saturday (3.00).
Emley’s opening Northern Counties East League First Division game is at Barton Old Boys on Saturday, August 9 (3.00), the first of six straight away games for the club whose ground also hosts Drakes Huddersfield Cricket League side Emley Clarence.