Academy Director Nick Marshall believes Nottingham Forest’s Youth Cup side will produce an improved performance against Huddersfield Town in the fifth round at The City Ground tomorrow night.Speaking on the anniversary of the tragic passing of former chairman Nigel Doughty, whose commitment to developing the Club’s Academy was recognised earlier this season with the renaming of the training ground on Wilford Lane, Marshall told Forest Player that he expects his Reds youngsters to rise to the challenge as the quarter finals loom large on the horizon.
Marshall said: “It’s going to be an interesting game because the players know that they have to perform better than they did against Rochdale – and I think they will do.
“We booked out St George’s Park last week and played a Stoke City Under 19 team – they were obviously a little bit older which was good because we wanted a tough test. It was a really useful exercise because the lads haven’t had much playing time since Christmas.
“We’ve made a few other adjustments to our preparation in light of our performances in previous rounds and so far it seems to have gone well.”
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