By Daniel Wood
Terriers fans have been voting on their Player of the Year for this season, deciding who should win the Hargreaves Memorial Trophy.
In the end, It was Midfielder Lewis O’Brien, 21, who received the award for the 2019/20 season with 65% of the votes.
O’Brien won by quite a margin with reigning two-time winner and Town captain Christopher Schindler coming in second place with just 10% of the votes. Karlan Grant was close behind with 7%.
The winner made his senior debut away to Queen’s Park Rangers on 10th August 2019 and has been a regular starter for the Terriers since then, delivering some excellent performances with his high energy, great ability on the ball and superb defensive qualities.
During the 2019/20 season, O’Brien pitched in with two goals and four assists which puts him joint fourth for goal contributions for Town this season.
Perhaps his most famous moment of the season came against Barnsley when the midfielder scored a stunning long-distance strike that won the Championship goal of the month.
O’Brien played a pivotal part in Town’s win over West Brom in the penultimate day of the season when he assisted the winning goal and it was a performance that saw the Terriers maintain Championship status for next season.
The 21-year-old is only the twelfth Town youth product to win the Hargreaves Memorial Trophy. He has followed in the footsteps of players such as Terry Gray, Mark Lillis, Jon Worthington, and Andy Booth.
Even more impressively, O’Brien now holds the honour of being the only Town academy graduate to ever win the award in his first senior season for the club.