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8 December 2013

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Youngsters tackle Terriers

The Hatters Under-18s' take on Championship side Huddersfield Town in the third round of the FA Youth Cup this afternoon.

Paul Driver's side have come through five rounds to get this far in the competition, following wins over Rothwell, Corby, Leighton, Boston and Gateshead.

Huddersfield, whose youngsters sit top of the Premier League's Professional Development League's Northern League 2, enter the competition at this stage but reached the fifth round last season.

The tie will take place at the Terriers' John Smith's Stadium at 2.30pm and admission will be on the turnstile and will cost £4 for adults and £2 for concessions.

On the tie, Driver told “In youth terms, it’s a bigger draw than if the first team went and played Huddersfield first team.

“I’d count them in the Premier League of the youth sides. They’re 10 points clear in their league, hadn’t lost until recently, so we know it’s a tough one.

“But it’s also one the boys should relish and they know that if we’re on form and they’re not, we give ourselves a chance.

“Peterborough beat Wolves in the week, so we know that our level is capable of going there and giving it a go,

“Without being complacent and saying, you’re going to get beat, there’s no point, if we have a good day and they have not such a good day, there’s a chance.

“We’ve won seven out of eight league games, we’ve done well in the Youth Cup, in our terms, we’re doing as well as they are.”

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