Huddersfield Town's new teenage Irish striker Ronan Coughlan got off to the perfect start on Friday evening by scoring twice for the under-18's away at Brighouse Town in a 4-1 win.
Coughlan joined the club on Thursday from Limerick in the League of Ireland and has been earmarked for the No.10 role by academy manager Mark Lillis having trained with the Terriers since January .
The friendly win, which also included goals for Ben Atkinson and Jack Boyle, was comfortable for Town and Coughlan got them on their way with an expert lobbed finish after Atkinson had picked the forward out with a long, sweeping arcing ball over the defence.
Watch Town's new academy prospect score two wonder goals in the video above
Brighouse replied from the penalty spot through striker Tom Matthews but Coughlan went one better than his first by skipping past a weak challenge, composing himself and then lifting the ball over the stranded Brighouse goalkeeper for a second time.
The Irishman's influence on the attack was telling and Atkinson profited by sliding home from close range after Jack Senior had squared before Boyle wrapped things up late on.
Lillis had also referred to how skilful and technical Coughlan is and, certainly on this evidence, the youngster appears to backing up his manager's claims.
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