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29 July 2020

Young forward discusses making his Huddersfield Town debut

- Micah Obiero made his Terriers’ First Team debut at Millwall
- Under-19 attacker on his first experience of First Team football
- Young Terrier on playing with former Academy players

Huddersfield Town gave opportunities to an array of Academy players in their final game of the season against Millwall, one of whom was Under-19 forward Micah Obiero.

The 19-year-old made his first professional debut at The Den when he replaced fellow Academy winger Aaron Rowe at half-time.

Micah was given the opportunity after impressed for Town’s Academy age groups, scoring 12 goals before their season was curtailed.

The forward opened up about his professional debut:

“It was a good experience. I’ve been focused on making my debut for a long-time, so it was good to get out there.

“Obviously I had some nerves, but it was good to get involved with the boys and get the experience in.”

Last season was also an impressive one for Micah, who finished as the Under-19s’ top scorer, with 15 goals.

Despite missing pre-season this year, the Young Terrier worked hard to get up to speed with his teammate and showcased another eye-catching campaign, which led him to the opportunity of making his First Team debut in the capital.

“I’ve been working very hard on my weaknesses on and off the field.

“I’ve worked closely with the coaching staff to go over clips and identify how I can improve.

“Obviously all this has led to me being with the First Team for the Millwall game, which is an opportunity that I appreciate.”

Micah was one of a number of Academy players on the pitch at the Den.

The side was also led out by Lewis O’Brien, who came through the Club’s youth set-up. The young forward explained how that helped boost his confidence.

“We’ve got a few experienced players in the squad who try to encourage you and tell you where to go on the field.

“I’ve played with Lewis back in the Academy too, so seeing him come up was a real confidence booster! If he can do it, we can all do it as well!

“You saw against Millwall that they brought Academy players in and gave them the opportunity, so I think it’s a great project that they’ve got going on at Huddersfield Town.”

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