HE’S got a name which few fans are likely to forget, but Kallum Higginbotham is keen for his football to be just as memorable at Huddersfield Town.
The 22-year-old signing from Falkirk made an impressive debut against MK Dons – earning a place in the League I Team of the Week – just a couple of days after training with his new Galpharm teammates for the first time.
Salford-born and a former Rochdale player, Higginbotham was busy on the ball as manager Lee Clark’s premier link man and was very pleased with how things went on his first appearance, although he would obviously have preferred three points to the 1-1 draw.
Higginbotham did more than enough, however, to underline why Town were so keen to beat the transfer deadline and bring him in – and the player himself couldn’t wait to put pen to paper.
“This club is massive and the lads have been there or thereabouts every single year, so as soon as I knew they were interested in me, I wanted to come here,” he explained.
“It was all a bit of a rush, but I was delighted when the paperwork went through and everything now is geared towards the main aim of trying to win promotion to the Championship.
“I know we have got quality strikers here with Jordan Rhodes going really well and Alan Lee and Lee Novak also doing great, but the role I had last Saturday is basically the same one I’ve been playing at Falkirk all season.
“The gaffer knows I can play in the hole behind the main striker, although it’s a real shift with the way we look to attack and then having to have the discipline to get back in when the other team have got the ball.
“But I am willing to run through a brick wall for the team, the manager has watched me and he knows I am capable of doing that job.”