FC Halifax Town: Wild not planning any further additions for now after signing loanee Obiero from Huddersfield Town

Town manager Pete Wild says that is it for now after adding Huddersfield youngster Micah Obiero to his squad and being allowed to keep Hull loanee Billy Chadwick until the end of the season.

Wednesday, 31st March 2021, 10:04 am
Micah Obiero (right, number 31) in action for Carlisle against Aston Villa U21s, Papa John's Trophy, Brunton Park, November last year. Photographer Barbara Abbott

With Jake Hyde recovered from his injury and Luke Summerfield back in full training, Town’s squad now looks a lot healthier, leaving Wild content with his options.

Chadwick scored his first goal of his second loan spell on Saturday against Sutton.

“I’m really pleased, really thankful to Hull for how they’ve been so accommodating,” Wild said of his deal being extended.

Pete Wild. Photo: Marcus Branston

“I was pleased he got a goal on Saturday because he’s worked ever so hard since he got back but not got that goal.

“Watching him and Hyde link up in the last half-an-hour on Saturday really excited me and I think there’s a combination of the three we’ve got now in terms of Hyde, Chadwick and Jamie Allen, I think there’s some really exciting times for that three.”

On new signing Obiero, Wild said: “Micah played against us when we had the game against Huddersfield about a month ago.

“There were five or six on the day who stood out but he stood out for me in terms of his ability to play in the number 10, his ability to play as a wide forward if we play as a three.

“I just thought because he covered so many positions he’d give us more around the group.

“Money is at a premium so how accommodating Huddersfield have been in terms of the finances is fantastic and it shows the local clubs are trying to help us out and trust us with their quality young players.”

Obiero has already been on loan at League Two Carlisle this season, where he played six times.

“He’s been up to Carlisle and had that taste of the league,” Wild said.

“Speaking to him at training, he can’t wait to get started in a team that’s pushing at the right end of the table.

“If we can add some experience to him and send him back to Huddersfield at the end of the season a better player then we’ve built another partnership with another club and been trusted with another promising young player.

“He’s got really good receiving skills, receives the ball really well in tight areas, he can face people up, he’s got pace and he can chip in with a goal or two as well.

“In terms of that forward line, he brings us another body, which is great.”

And Wild says he is not planning on any further additions to his squad for the time being.
“I think that’ll be it for now,” he said. “With the deadline being extended to the end of April, you never say never, but touch wood we don’t get any more injuries, I think we’ve had our fair share, and let’s see where we are now and we’ll revisit it leading up to the deadline.”