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EXTENDED CONTRACT FOR LEWIS O’BRIEN

17 May 2018

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Teenage midfielder extends his existing deal

- Lewis O'Brien signs a new contract
- 19-year-old midfielder extends stay until 2021
- Comment from Academy Manager Leigh Bromby

Lewis O’Brien has today committed his future to Huddersfield Town by putting pen-to-paper on a new contract.

This new deal adds two years to his previous contract, securing his future to the Terriers until the summer of 2021.

Huddersfield Town also has the option to extend this new contract into the 2021/22 season.

O’Brien, 19, is previously a two-time winner of the Club’s Academy Player of the Year award and made some great steps forward during the 2017/18 campaign.

An attack-minded midfielder, Lewis has played both in the attacking trio behind the striker and as a deeper number eight in the Club’s 4-2-3-1 formation.

Lewis has captained Mark Hudson’s Under-23 side for the majority of the campaign and made his debut appearance in David Wagner’s First Team squad as an unused substitute for the Emirates FA Cup game at Bolton Wanderers during January 2018.

Huddersfield Town’s Academy Manager Leigh Bromby explained:

“We’re delighted that Lewis has signed a new contract with the Club. He’s had a good season of progression under Mark Hudson and now his challenge is to keep making strides forward as we move into the next year.

“Lewis will be too old for our new Under-19 group, so we’ll constantly assess what is best for him. That will involve playing games against men’s team and other high-level opponents.

“As with the other age groups, we’ll set challenges for Lewis and it’s his task to overcome them. That’s how you improve as a player.”


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