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LEWIS: PERFORMANCES WILL COME

16 September 2019

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Lewis O’Brien confident for the future under the Cowleys

- Lewis O’Brien on the impact of Danny and Nicky Cowley
- Midfielder on working hard for the Huddersfield Town fans
- Youngster keen to get more minutes in his legs

Young Huddersfield Town midfielder Lewis O’Brien believes Danny and Nicky Cowley have had an instant impact on the First Team squad.

Despite the Terriers falling to a 2-0 defeat against Sheffield Wednesday on Sunday, Lewis explained why he thinks better performances will come.

“The Cowley brothers are brilliant and so detailed with everything.

“Even though they only had four days, we all felt different coming into the game. You can see that the effort was there.

“As they’re here longer, I think the performances and the results will come.”

Prior to the Sheffield Wednesday game, the Cowleys had four days on the training pitch will the players to implement their ideas.

Although it will take time for them to implement them, Lewis explained how their impact, positivity and enthusiasm gave the team a new outlook ahead of the game on Sunday.

“I think we came into the game with a new look on everything, everything that had happened had gone and this was a new start for us, a fresh new start.

“We wanted to prove to the fans that we do care and put in all the effort that we can.

“When we put the work in, we get the crowd going, they’re our 12th man and we need them.”

On the Monday ahead of the game, Lewis featured in the EDT’s Premier League Cup match against Oxford United.

That game gave the Cowleys the first chance to look at Lewis live, although he wasn’t aware of their presence until after the game.

“I wanted to play in the Premier League Cup game because I’d been on the bench for the few weeks before it. I wanted to keep the minutes in my legs and that helps me,” admitted the youngster.

“I didn’t know the Cowley brothers were coming in that day, so it was a good coincidence that we got a 4-0 win, but I thought the minutes in my legs were needed.”

Lewis, who has been at the Club since Under-11s, explained what it meant to him be playing in front of the excellent Huddersfield Town supporters.

“It’s a great thing to step out onto the John Smith’s Stadium, it’s a massive stadium with great fans.

“To come through the Academy and step out onto the pitch as a First Team player is a great feeling.

“In myself I think I’ve grown personally and football-wise too.”


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