By Nathan Bliss
Wolves Under 18 midfielder Terry Taylor was delighted with the 3-2 win against Manchester United on Saturday, and believes that it was all down to hard work on the training pitch.
“The last few weeks we’ve struggled with defending, but in the Manchester United game we were a more solid unit, said Taylor.
“We’ve worked on it in training and I think now we’re grasping the defensive side.
“We’ve got some great players going forward, and we always feel like we can score goals, it was just more about keeping it tight at the back.
The 16-year-old Scotland youth international was involved in their loss to Manchester United in the U18 PL earlier this season, and he feels they gave them too much respect last time around, something they were keen to put right in this fixture.
“When we played them before, we were too focused on the fact that they are Man United and we were almost beaten at the start.
“But I thought the spirit in the team was good and everyone was buzzing in the dressing room before the game.
“I just all clicked together and we got a good result.
Despite an impressive win, the Under 18’s went out of the competition on goal difference, missing out on progressing further by just one goal.
But Taylor says the side are focused on taking the positives from the game, and are looking forward to next week’s FA Youth Cup game against Southampton next week.
“It was harsh to go out like that, but we were focused on the win, this experience will help us moving forward in the games to come.
“The FA Youth Cup is always a big occasion, I haven’t played in it yet and I’m excited for the challenge.
“The boys will react to it well, the Manchester United game will give us a boost going into the game, if we’re on our game we’ve got a good chance.”
Wolves Under 18’s take on Southampton Under 18’s in the FA Youth Cup on Thursday 14th December at 7pm.