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Hare on U18s Charlton Defeat

11 April 2021

Hull City U18 Assistant Manager Matt Hare spoke about how the team is going through a transitional period following the Tigers' 4-1 defeat against high-flying Charlton Athletic.

A goal from a unnamed trialist wasn’t enough as the Tigers were condemned to defeat in the Professional Development League.

On the Defeat…

“To be fair, I thought Charlton deserved the win. Charlton are a really strong team who are top of the southern section and I think that’s eight games unbeaten for them. We knew we were going to be in for a tough game and that was the case. I can’t fault the lads for their efforts and it’s a bit of a learning curve for the young squad that we had out.

“I thought at 1-1 it was a very even game. I think at 3-1 we had a good chance to get through on goal which we didn’t take, so I always felt like we were in the game. However, once their fourth went in so close to the final whistle, we knew that it became a bit too far for us.”

Young Team Featured…

“We’re currently in a transitional period at the moment in which we only had two second-year scholars starting in Harry Fisk and Oliver Green. We had two Under-16s starting in Glen Sani and James Carr and a number of first-year scholars also starting. We’re now just getting the boys prepared ready for next season and it was a tough game for them today, but we’re hoping to take things away from the game that can improve them for next season.”

QPR Preview…

“We’re going away to face QPR next week. We know they’re a very, very good footballing team. They like to pass and move the ball and they have very good individuals down at the club, so it’s going to be a different sort of test to what we had against Charlton Athletic, but a tough test all the same.”

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