Date of birth
French centre back Loick joined the Town Academy in the summer of 2019.
Born the Democractic Republic of Congo, Loick grew up near Paris and played for ESTAC Troyes and Sarcelles AAS before making the move to England.
Since joining Town's Academy, Loick - an aggressive, front-foot defender - has been a virtual ever-present in both training and games, racking up an amazing 47 appearances across the Club’s B Team, Under-19s and Under-17s during the 2020/21 campaign.
He was also an unused substitute for the First Team during the Emirates FA Cup game against Plymouth Argyle in January 2021.
He signed his first professional contract with the Terriers in August 2020, before agreeing a new long-term contract in June 2021 having turned 18 years old. Putting en-to-paper on a contract that runs until the summer of 2024, the Club have the option of a further year’s extension.
Loick joined National League North side on a month-long loan in October 2021 in his first loan move since joining the Club. Ayina made five appearances, helping the Pilgrims to three wins and a draw over that period, as well as winning two Man of the Match awards for his impressive performances.