Huddersfield Town midfielder Lewis O’Brien has praised on the Cowley brothers for the way they have helped him improve his game since taking charge at the club.
Danny Cowley was appointed as the new manager of Huddersfield earlier this month, with his younger brother Nicky as his assistant, following their hugely successful spell in charge of Lincoln City.
The duo replaced former head coach Jan Siewert, who was sacked in August after a poor start to the campaign, and have taken charge of three matches so far, although they are yet to pick up a win.
Huddersfield picked up their first point since the Cowley brothers took charge on Saturday, when they were held to a 1-1 draw by Millwall.
O’Brien has been an important player for the Yorkshire outfit so far this season and scored his first goal for the club in the 4-2 defeat at West Bromwich Albion earlier this month.
The 20-year-old has heaped praised on the Cowley brother for the impact they have had on the players since taking charge of the club and has admitted that they have helped him improve his game.
“I think things have been going great since the new managers have come in,” O’Brien told the club’s media.
“We’ve been making steps and they’ve been helping me progress. They’re so intricate with everything and we all know what we should be doing.”
“It was a great feeling to score against West Brom. As soon as I hit it I knew it was going in. I used to be more defensively minded but the Cowleys are telling me to break the lines and to get forward,” he added.
Huddersfield ended their seven-match losing run at the weekend and will be keen to carry that momentum in their next few matches, although they now face a huge game against Stoke City on Tuesday night.
Stoke have also made a poor start to the new season and are currently bottom of the Championship table – behind the Terriers on goal difference – after taking just two points from their opening nine league matches.
Who will win on Tuesday night?
Even though he’s yet to see his team win, I think Danny Cowley could be a good appointment for Huddersfield.
He’s an old-school manager and he should be able to get the best out of the Huddersfield players, perhaps in a way that Siewert couldn’t. O’Brien for one has improved massively in the three games since he took charge.
I think he’s got what it takes to turn things around, but Huddersfield need to start to picking up points quickly, starting with a win at Stoke on Tuesday night, which would give the players a huge confidence boost.