Huddersfield Town caretaker boss Danny Schofield plans to have some of his Academy youngsters in the first-team squad at Millwall.
The 40-year-old – who is excited to be taking charge of the Championship side in their final match of the season, as the club get ready to welcome a new boss – reckons there is no shortage of talent in the Town age-group ranks.
Players like Scott High, Josh Austerfield, Jacob Chapman and Ben Jackson have been on the bench previously this season, while the likes of Rarmani Edmonds-Green, Kian Harratt and Matty Daly have all featured at various times.
While Schofield has been at Town coaching the Under 19s only since leaving Middlesbrough in February, he’s seen enough to be encouraged for the future.
And as he picks the team to play at the New Den, with input from Jon Worthington, Paul Clements and injured player Tommy Elphick, Schofield reckons there could be a couple of surprise names on the teamsheet.
“There are definitely players on the fringes of the first team,” said Schofield, who came into the professional game himself from Brodsworth MW for a fee of £2,000, some spare goal nets and a bag of footballs.
“I’m a big one for thinking players need to be given that opportunity to be exposed to the demands of first-team football.
“Throughout my career I have seen players probably not given an opportunity – people I felt were good players and it didn’t quite happen.
“So there are definitely players who are capable and I think, without revealing any names, there will be young players involved in the squad.”
That suggests a couple of fresh faces are likely to be on the bench against the London side, whose play-off hopes are at an end.