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Carlos Corberan makes big claim about Chelsea’s Lewi Colwill amid Huddersfield Town loan stint

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Carlos Corberan has backed Levi Colwill to go on to become a key defender for England in the future.

The Chelsea loanee has been a mainstay in the Terriers’ backline this season but missed their 3-0 defeat at Bournemouth on Saturday due to an accumulation of yellow cards.

The 18-year-old has already been in and around the England U21 setup and has been consistently preferred to Naby Sarr in Corberan’s back three system at the John Smith’s Stadium.

Corberan was glowing in his praise of Colwill when he spoke to The Yorkshire Post this afternoon.

He said: “I think he’s going to be one of the most important centre-backs for this country in the future. I am seeing a player with a lot of potential and a lot of personality.

“The demands are always greater when you step up a level but I am seeing him develop in a very good way. Some of the things I saw from him before he started working with us. I am watching a player with a fast-growing development. Some players need more time for this process to make the transition from academy football to a high level of (senior) football.”

If a 22 or 23-year-old defender was performing the way Colwill is there would be a lot of excitement, let alone an 18-year-old, it is going to be very interesting to monitor his development over the next few years.

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Carlos Corberan’s philosophy and attractive style of play will make the club a more attractive loan destination for some of the larger academies in the country. Chelsea certainly fit that bill and if the Terriers can build a strong relationship with them then their squad will benefit year on year.

The first quarter of the season has gone extremely well from a Huddersfield Town point of view with many concerned about another relegation battle during the summer. Colwill may gain experience of pushing for the top six in the Championship which will definitely stand him in good stead looking forward to whereabouts his next loan destination could be.

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