Hammill Finally Proves Huddersfield Worth

As published in the Daily Mirror on Monday 14 January 2013

Huddersfield 1-1 Birmingham

Adam Hammill finally proved his worth to Huddersfield’s sceptical fans – with his last kick for the club.

The on-loan Wolves winger netted a wonderful solo goal deep into second-half stoppage time to earn Simon Grayson’s side a much needed point against Birmingham.

And that strike could be Hammill’s parting gift, as his loan expired after the game.

“I just wanted to show the fans what I’m about and finally I have done with my last kick in a Huddersfield shirt,” he said.

“It’s not my decision whether I stay.

“I’ve got to go back to Wolves on Monday and I’ll take it from there.

“I’ll be happy to do either.”

Hammill’s fine strike, his second since joining Town on loan in September, cancelled out Callum Reilly’s first professional goal.

The 19-year old was gifted the ball 10 yards out and coolly fired past Alex Smithies.

Smithies’ opposite number Jack Butland was the busier of the two shot-stoppers though, spectacularly thwarting Huddersfield with some stunning saves.

The England youngster made a fantastic one-handed stop from Sean Scannell before the break, and a superb point-back block from Alan Lee with just minutes left.

But in added time, Hammill was allowed to twist and turn inside the box and left several Birmingham defenders in his wake before cutting inside and curling into the far corner.

Birmingham’s Paul Caddis said: “Every point is crucial, but it’s disappointing to be on the wrong side of a late goal.”

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