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30 November 2021

Defender featured for B Team against Blackpool

- Loick Ayina speaks on an enjoyable loan experience
- Centre-back won two Man of the Match awards
- Young Terrier made return to B Team against Blackpool

B Team defender Loick Ayina discussed the positives of his loan spell as he returned to Town following a temporary switch to Boston United.

Ayina made five appearances during his month-long loan, helping the Pilgrims to three wins and a draw over that period.

The 18-year-old defender also won two Man of the Match awards for his impressive performances whilst with the National League North side.

“It was a very good experience,” said Ayina.

“We had good, physical games and there was experience in the centre-back positions.

“I am very happy to be back, but I was happy to go on loan to Boston.

“Some of the lessons I have learnt are that I need to be consistent from when I start a game to the last minute and I need to be confident.

“I know I don’t have the body for senior football just yet, but I play with my head and I am physical.

“I got two Man of the Match awards whilst I was there.

“Honestly, I was very surprised because everyone on the pitch played so well!

“But I was happy, and I celebrated with Brahima Diarra, Etienne Camara, and my family and I was just very, very happy.

“Now I am back, I have got some more experience, so now I wait for some bench appearances or minutes maybe.

“In training, I need to work consistently because my goal is to get on the bench or play in the FA Cup with the First Team.”

Ayina returned to Town’s B Team line-up against Blackpool and played the opening 45 minutes, where Town went into the break 1-0 up.

The centre-half believes he put in a good display on Tuesday afternoon.

“It felt very good to be back at Huddersfield after my loan with Boston.

“It was a good game, I only played 45 minutes, but it was good.

“I thought I put in a good performance.

“I lost the ball at times, but it was a good performance.

“Whilst on the pitch I kept a clean sheet and was strong, so I’m pleased.

“A few of the First Team players played today and it was good to play with them.”

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