Joe Wilkinson says he’s thrilled by his Huddersfield Town contract offer and ready to work his socks off in order to progress his career.
The 19-old-old defender is already Town’s Under 21 skipper and made his first-team debut against Blackburn Rovers last month.
He’s eager to feature at Championship level again – and admits he can’t remember much about his big bow in the 2-2 home draw.
“It was great to make my debut, but it all went by in a bit of a blur,” said the Dewsbury-based Town academy product, who has been with the club since he was 12.
“Hopefully if I am lucky enough to play again I will remember a bit more about it!
“I only found out I was playing a few hours before, and while I had been with the squad a few times, it was still a surprise.
“It was different to anything I have experienced before, but very enjoyable, and I definitely want more of it!”
Wilkinson, who helped Frankie Bunn’s Town Under 21 side reach the Professional Development League II play-off final (they lost 3-2 at Swansea City last Wednesday) is one of eight development squad members offered new terms by Town.
“Hopefully we’ll get everything signed and sealed soon and then I can concentrate on my football,” he added.
“I’m well aware that there is a lot of hard work ahead if I am to get the where I want to be.”