Huddersfield Town have announced that midfielder, Lewis O’Brien has signed a new deal with the club to extend his stay until the summer of 2022.
O’Brien spent last season on loan with Bradford City, but was unable to stop the Bantams from being relegated into League Two.
He made 40 league appearances in total for Gary Bowyer’s side, and he’ll be hoping to build on some impressive performances for Bradford heading into pre-season with Huddersfield.
The Terriers will be targeting an immediate return to the Premier League, after they were relegated after a brief in the top-flight.
Speaking to the club’s official website, Huddersfield boss, Jan Siewert issued his thoughts on O’Brien following the announcement, and has high hopes for the youngster in the near future.
“I think that everyone has been able to see the benefits that his experiences at Bradford City last season have given him. He’s come back to us with his confidence high and he can fit into our squad with his level of performance, as we’ve seen in pre-season.
“He is still only 20, so he definitely has space to improve further. That’s an exciting thought, as we have already seen he can make an impact for us.”
O’Brien has already featured for the Huddersfield first-team during pre-season, and he’ll be keen to force his way into the first-team on a regular basis next term.
Huddersfield get their Championship campaign underway against Derby County, in what will be a tough game for O’Brien and his team-mates on the opening day of the season.
This is a smart bit of business by Huddersfield ahead of the new season.
O’Brien has looked bright during pre-season, and he’ll be hoping to force his way into the Huddersfield starting XI for their league campaign in the near future.
He’s highly-rated at the club, so I see no reason why they shouldn’t be including him in their squad as they look to return to the Premier League at the first time of asking.