It was great - Ex-Liverpool youngster grabs first Huddersfield goal

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Conor Coady netted his first goal since joining Huddersfield from Liverpool in August.

21-year-old midfielder Coady completed a switch to the John Smith’s Stadium in the summer, and has gone on to cement himself as a key player in Chris Powell’s side, starting nine of the 10 games the Terriers have played this season.

The former England youth international progressed through the Liverpool academy, going on to make just one Premier League appearance for the Reds in a nine year spell with the club. He turned down the chance to join the Reds first-team squad in 2013 pre-season to complete a season-long loan deal to Sheffield United, where he impressed, scoring six goals in 50 games.

Huddersfield came calling in August 2014, and the youngster signed a three-year deal with the Yorkshire-based side, with a fee of roughly £375,000 taking the player into the Championship.

He has gone on to start all but one of Town’s games this season, and he netted his first goal of the campaign on Wednesday night, scoring the final goal in a 3-1 victory at Wolves.

The result gave Town their second consecutive win, and has set the club up for their best run of form since the arrival of recently appointed head coach Chris Powell. And whilst Coady was delighted to have netted such a spectacular strike to kill off the game, he was more pleased to see the manager’s work finally paying off with a string of good results.

Speaking to the Huddersfield Daily Examiner, Coady said: “It was great to get it.

"Putting us three up so early in the second half, it came at a good time.

“It sat up nicely for me and I thought I might as well have a little go. Sometimes they fly into the stand, but this one flew into the goal!

“We produced a great performance after going there with a gameplan. The manager and his staff did some good work with us in the training ground and we listened.”

Despite having played on Wednesday night, the club travel to Blackburn on Saturday, and Coady is keen to see another positive result giving the club some momentum heading into the international break.

“We all want to kick on at Blackburn,” he added.

"It’s a short turnaround after Wednesday, but we had a great trip back from Wolves and we want to create some momentum."

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