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LOAN: Forward joins until January

Micah Obiero signs for the Blues

16 October 2020

Carlisle United have today signed forward Micah Obiero on a loan deal which keeps him at Brunton Park until January 2021.

Obiero, 19, started his career at Leyton Orient before he joined Huddersfield's academy midway through the 2016/17 campaign, after a successful trial period from the XYZ Academy in London. 

2018/19 was an impressive year for Micah, where he split his playing time between positions out wide and up front. Leading the line for the under-19s, he was the team's top scorer with 15 goals, as well as scoring in the short FA Youth Cup run.

He made his first team debut for the Terriers on the last day of last season, coming on at half time in the defeat against Millwall. 

Manager Chris Beech said: "With the volumes of games we have condensed into a shorter period of time this season, we thought it would be prudent to add to the group before the window shut, especially since losing Ethan [Walker] to injury. 

"Micah is a forward that Huddersfield have high hopes for, you'd probably class him as wide attacker, but he is comfortable playing anywhere across the front of the pitch or just in behind. 

"He made his debut in the Championship at the end of last season against Millwall, playing initially wide, and then moved down the middle for the last 20 minutes, and he's one Huddersfield have pretty much taken in from left field out of Hackney, London, beating a couple of other Championship clubs to his signature."

"He has those key raw attributes that I speak about all the time," he continued. "The willingness to work, the willingness to run, press, drive beyond the defender, he's quick and athletic and can score goals.

"He's played a lot of games recently in their under-23's and has been scoring goals too - from what I've observed he's ready to have an opportunity to step up and could be another that's a really good fit for the dynamic of our team. Importantly, he's eager to come here and is positive about buying into what's been asked of him.

"As a player, some of my most successful times were playing for Huddersfield in the Championship. Like ourselves, Huddersfield are another great family club and years later it's pleasing that they were really receptive and supportive to Micah coming here to us for his footballing development.

"It shows that our club are doing things the right way. Their supporters also share the same ethics as ours do, they want to see success through honesty, hard work and endeavour, and that's something that's championed every time our players step on to the pitch."  

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