Huddersfield Town midfielder Lewis O’Brien has been delivering his verdict on latest Terriers recruit, Alex Vallejo, underlining the defensive ability he brings.
Carlos Corberan swooped to pick up Vallejo as a late summer signing, with the midfielder coming in to provide an alternative to Jonathan Hogg.
However, a period of isolation has meant we are yet to get a first look at the 28-year-old.
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He’s been training hard with the rest of the Huddersfield squad over the course of the November international break and O’Brien was able to provide a little insight into what the new man was all about this afternoon.
The 22-year-old said: “He’s a very strong defensive player. He’s good in the air and he’s also good on the floor, reading situations defensively.
“I think he will bring a good side to our game when we are attacking by stopping counterattacks.”
Vallejo could make his Huddersfield debut this weekend when Corberan’s side head to Stoke City to take on the Potters.
Prior to the international break, Huddersfield were struggling for consistency in the Championship. They had won convincingly at Millwall, but dropped points in home fixtures with Bristol City and Luton Town.
That inconsistency leaves them 13th in the table.
Vallejo is the alternative to Hogg in the Huddersfield squad, which is interesting as the latter hasn’t had much competition for his place in the side recently.
Hogg has had a good start to the season, but the defensive qualities of Vallejo ease the burden on him. He’s got competition now, which is never ever a bad thing.
It’s going to be interesting to see of Corberan shapes his midfield in the coming weeks.
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