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Regan Booty jumps off Under 21 team bus for urgent Huddersfield Town senior call against Reading

He has done excellently says David Wagner

Regan Booty made a late dash to be part of Huddersfield Town's senior squad

Regan Booty had to get off the Under 21 team bus to Barnsley to prepare for his first appearance in a senior Huddersfield Town squad.

The midfielder had been due to play for Frankie Bunn’s side, who claimed a 1-0 win over the young Reds in their Professional Development League II game.

But instead he found himself working under head coach David Wagner ahead of taking his place on the bench for the 3-1 home Championship win over Reading.

The 17-year-old from Holmfirth, whose dad Martyn played for both Town and Reading, was called up because Karim Matmour was sent home feeling ill.

“The development squad had just set off,” explained Wagner. “We called Frankie Bunn and said we needed Regan, and he stopped the bus.

“Stuart Webber (Town’s head of football operations) went to pick him up, and he was soon with us to go through the final preparations.”

Booty, who has been with Town since he was was nine, has made 23 appearances for the Under 21s this season and Wagner added: “He has done an excellent job in that side.”

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