YOU can take the man out of Huddersfield – but Town will always be a part of Benik Afobe.
The 18-year-old on-loan strike star has big ambitions of success with Arsenal.
But whatever happens in the future, the hugely likeable Londoner will always remember his friends in the North.
"My time here has been fantastic, and I’d love to play my part in a play-off final win," said Afobe, who will join up with England Under 19s for their European Championship qualifiers in Switzerland straight after tomorrow’s big match.
"I’ve gained an unbelievable amount of first-team experience for someone of my age, and I learn new things every day from the manager and the coaching staff, but it’s been about more than football.
"Coming here means I’ve had to fend for myself and make new friends, and I think I’ve developed into more of a man.
"Mind you, the people at the club and in the town have been fantastic, and they’ve made it easy for me.
"The staff and players have welcomed me since day one, and they’ve all invited me to spend time with them and their friends and families.
"And the supporters have been superb. Down in Dagenham, where I live, nobody gives me a second glance, but up here people stop me when I’m shopping and want to talk about Town.
"There’s huge support for the club, and it brings home to you just how much people want us to succeed.
"It’s great to be a part of it, and as far as I’m concerned, it’s been highlight after highlight ever since I’ve been here."