Huddersfield Town manager wants another season with Emile Smith Rowe
Huddersfield Town has already seen enough of Emile Smith Rowe and the Terriers would love to have him spend the rest of next season on loan at the John Smith, according to their manager.
Danny Cowley has been so impressed by the teenager and he can’t hide his delight at the possibility of managing the Englishman next season.
Smith Rowe joined them last month on loan for the rest of the season after he started just two games for Arsenal in the first half of the season.
He has been in fine for his loan side this season and his temporary manager has claimed that he would be delighted to have the teenager back on loan although he admitted that both teams haven’t begun talks over the move.
“Yes, we would like that, absolutely, without a doubt,” Town manager Cowley told Examiner Live, when asked whether he would like to take Smith Rowe again next year.
“But we are obviously respectful of Arsenal and they will choose what they perceive to be the right pathway for him.
“He is a young player. In this country what we like to do with our young players is to elevate them and put them on a pedestal and put them in a place where they almost can’t live up to the crazy expectations that we give them, so we have to be cautious.
“He is just a young boy enjoying his football and what we want him to do is keep playing with a smile on his face, keep loving what he does, keep learning, keep trying to improve and keep trying to get better.”
When asked if both teams have held talks over a new loan, he said:
“I don’t think it’s something we have spoken about beyond this season at the moment.
“And I don’t think Arsenal would pick that conversation up with us, even if we wanted to have it.
“The aim of this loan was to get him out and get him playing regular football and, so far, he has been able to do that.
“We are working closely with Arsenal to make sure the loan is a successful one for Emile, for Arsenal and, obviously, for ourselves.
“It’s a good relationship we have, like we have with other clubs in the Premier League.
“And, hopefully, these clubs see how we look after their young players and that the work that we do helps them to perform and play at their best – helps in their development.
“Our hope is they see that and then trust us with their other top young players in years to come.”