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#YOUNGTERRIERS IN FOCUS – MICAH OBIERO

28 March 2020

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Find out more about Huddersfield Town up and coming youngsters

- Latest #YoungTerriers in focus series
- Town shines the spotlight on the Club’s Academy talent
- Today we look at Under-19s forward Micah Obiero

With the coronavirus putting paid to Town’s fixture list until 30 April at the least, we’ve decided to throw the spotlight on some of the up and coming Young Terriers in the Academy!

Today we take a closer look at Under-19 forward Micah Obiero, whose goal return at Academy level demands attention.

Micah initially joined Town’s Academy midway through the 2016/17 season, following a successful trial period. He had previously been on the books at Leyton Orient, but he joined Town from the privately run XYZ Academy in Hackney, London; the same place as fellow Academy player Mustapha Olagunju.

Upon his arrival on trial, his skill at both linking and stretching play was evident, as well as his ability to create a goal from nothing. He subsequently played as a trialist for Town’s Under-16 side under current Academy Manager Leigh Bromby, who made the recommendation to sign him.

In his first full season as a Young Terrier, he returned eight goals from 19 starts for the old Under-18 side. He also impacted the Under-23 side, netting a goal in three starts and 10 substitute appearances.

That form culminated in him signing his first professional contract with the Club in April 2018, on the same day as current Under-19 teammate Scott High. He had options to leave Town at that point as the Academy was restructured but committed his future to the Terriers instead.
Micah’s goal record improved in 2018/19, when he top-scored for the Elite Development Team and Under-19 sides with 15 goals from 35 starts.

The highlights from that season were two goals in the Club’s FA Youth Cup campaign, and an even more impressive hat-trick in a 4-4 draw against Hertha Berlin II in Germany in May 2019. For context, Hertha’s second team plays in the equivalent of Sky Bet League 2.

Unfortunately, Micah missed pre-season ahead of the current campaign, but he’s been flying upon his return. He’s netted eight goals in just 12 EDT and Under-19 starts and extended his contract until 2022, with the Club having the option on a further year’s extension.

Micah, who only turned 19 last month, plays up front or out wide in Town’s usual system, which makes his goal return more impressive. He’s a player who likes to play on the last shoulder and run behind defences whenever possible, making him a real threat.

Have a look at our other profiles of the #YoungTerriers:

Brahima Diarra

Mustapha Olagunju

Luke Daley

Loick Ayina

Pat Jones

Scott High

Jaheim Headley

Josh Austerfield

You can keep a close eye on the youngsters' development on Twitter via @htafcacademy.

 


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