Philip Billing is ready to step up his bid for a fresh taste of first-team football at Huddersfield Town.

Head coach David Wagner is an admirer of the Danish teenager, and had him on the bench for the recent Championship game at Queens Park Rangers .

The former Esbjerg midfielder injured an ankle during the home derby against Leeds United in November , when Wagner watched from the stand before taking up his job.

But the 6ft 5in prospect signalled his fitness by playing the full 90 minutes of Monday’s 3-2 Professional Development League II win over Hull City at PPG Canalside .

Now he will be targeting a fifth senior outing – under a fourth boss.

Mark Robins handed Billing, signed in 2013, his debut as a substitute in the 2-0 home defeat by Leicester City in April 2014 .

After a season in the development side, he came on half-time in Town’s 2-1 win at Charlton Athletic in September, when Chris Powell was at the helm.

His full debut came in the 2-2 draw at Reading in November which proved to be Powell’s last in charge.

And interim manager Mark Lillis then handed him another start against Leeds, when he was forced off after half an hour.

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A player who appears to have all the attributes to suit Town’s full-throttle system, he missed out on the training camp in Spain which followed Wagner’s appointment .

Town Under 21 coach Frankie Bunn was pleased with Billing’s contribution to his side’s 13th successive win.

Manager Frankie Bunn

“Philip hasn’t played for around seven weeks after the injury so he is playing catch-up ,” said Bunn. “It will have done him the world of good to get 90 minutes under his belt.”

Bunn’s side also included Kyle Dempsey, who played at full-back rather than in midfield, Duane Holmes and Flo Bojaj , who scored the third goal (Rekeil Pyke and Danny Kane got the others).

“The likes of Philip and Flo are between the development and first-team camps at the minute,” added Bunn.

“That’s a challenge mentally as much as physically, but they always produce when they come and play.”