Friday, November 12, 2010

Graham Carey flourishing during loan spell

Huddersfield Town boss Lee Clark says he is "quietly confident" of keeping Ireland U21 international Graham Carey with the Terriers beyond the January transfer window.

The 21-year-old Dublin born player signed a six-month loan from Celtic in the summer and has started the last 12 straight matches as Town have moved second in League 1.

Clark is a big fan of the Ireland Under 21 international and said recently: "We have been in ongoing dialogue with Neil Lennon and Alan Thompson, who I know very well, and I am very, very hopeful of doing something.

"Graham loves it here, we love having him here and I think he is an exceptional young player.

"He has shown that with the goals he has scored and the ones he's set up, he's got a beautiful left foot and he's a very talented footballer.

"As I've said, we are in constant dialogue with Celtic and, while you can never say 100% until it's done and dusted, the conversations we've had with Celtic have been on a positive note and it's just a matter, really, of clearing things up at board level.

"We want it to happen, that's what I can say, and I'm quietly confident that we can progress things on Graham."

Midfielder Carey signed for Celtic in 2005 from Shelbourne's youth set up. He made his senior Celtic debut as a substitute against Rapid Vienna in the Europa League ion December 2009. He was regularly named as a substitute for Celtic in the SPL 2009–10 season before been loaned out to St Mirren in February 2010.

Carey has been capped for Ireland at every youth level up to U21 level.