Huddersfield Town midfielder Lewis O’Brien has enjoyed his first full season with the first-team, appearing 30 times for the Terriers so far this term.
O’Brien, who spent last season on-loan at Bradford City, had only featured once for the Town’s first team before this season, but has this season featured in 29 of Town’s 37 league games.
As well as regular football this term, O’Brien has also racked up his first two goals for the club scoring in both the 4-2 and 2-1 defeats to West Bromwich Albion and Barnsley respectively, with the latter winning Championship goal of the month for January.
O’Brien has won plaudits from his manager Danny Cowley and the Town faithful as he has consistently impressed for the club this term.
On Wednesday evening, Huddersfield’s official Twitter page tweeted out a number of O’Brien’s stats from this season including the fact he has made the most tackles for an under-22 player.
🥇 Most tackles for players under-22 in the @SkyBetChamp.
🥈 Blocked second most opposition passes for players under-22 in the league.
🏆 January Goal of the Month award.
📊 The numbers behind his success…
— Huddersfield Town (@htafc) March 18, 2020
The 21-year-old was quick to respond to his club’s tweet with one simple response, claiming he was only doing his job.
Just doing my job🤟🏻🔵⚪️ https://t.co/Q5EyhRMJoH
— Lewis O'Brien (@Lewis_OBrien98) March 18, 2020
O’Brien has also contributed three assists for Danny Cowley’s men so far this term and is ranked eighth amongst Championship under-22 players in terms of pass succession rate.
In July, the 21-year-old put pen-to-paper on a new three-year contract that will see him stay at the John Smith’s Stadium until at least 2022.
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There is no hiding from the fact that Lewis O’Brien is having an impressive breakthrough season after being one of Bradford City’s shining lights in a dire campaign.
O’Brien is a hard worker for Town and is clearly now one of Danny Cowley’s first names on the teamsheet, bringing creativity to Town’s midfield.
The 21-year-old’s reply to these statistics suggests that he is a down to earth young man and Town fans will be hoping that he carries on doing just that and keeps doing his job once the 2019-2020 season resumes.