Summer Huddersfield recruit Donal McDermott has wasted no time in impressing at the Galpharm Stadium, with Lee Clark already branding the young winger a 'genius'.

McDermott has started in both of the Terriers' games so far this season, having completed a permanent move from Manchester City in July.

The 21-year-old had previously had loan spells with MK Dons, Chesterfield, Scunthorpe and Bournemouth, and is now looking to make his mark in Huddersfield.

He is certainly doing that right now, and caught the eye during the Npower League One side's Carling Cup victory against Port Vale on Tuesday night.

But, although Clark has liked what he has seen from McDermott thus far, he realises the Irishman still has plenty to learn.


"Donal showed that he can be a genius in terms of creating chances," said Clark.

"He can put others in and also create opportunities for himself, but it's important he learns to do the right thing in the right areas of the pitch, because a couple of times at Port Vale, he got caught out.

"He knows it and with our help, he'll learn, and he'll be an excellent acquisition for us, because in the final third, he's a real threat."

Town will find out their opponents in the second round of the Carling Cup after Sheffield Wednesday take on Blackpool in a televised encounter on Thursday night.

The Owls will be full of confidence going into the tie having won their opening league fixture against Rochdale, while Blackpool are hoping for a second victory of the campaign, having defeated Hull City.

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