He’s quite a talent, isn’t he? Aaron Rowe has been handed opportunities to impress for the first-team during Jan Siewert’s reign so far and will only have the chance to impress more as time goes on.
Rowe joined the Terriers aged 17 from Leyton Orient following a successful trial and he has really kicked on from there. He seemingly first caught Siewert’s eye during his first training camp in Portugal and has since been rewarded with first-team game time.
The 18-year-old came on for a late cameo against Bournemouth last month, before getting his first start away to West Ham United a week later. After the international break, Rowe then signed a three-year deal with Town before featuring on the bench against Crystal Palace days later.
His involvement signals a positive change under Siewert. Despite Town going back down to the Championship, it will allow them to rebuild a more youthful side, spearheaded by Karlan Grant up top, with younger faces such as Demeaco Duhaney, Rowe and Matty Daly all potentially being more involved next year.
It is that youthful energy and excitement that Town have been lacking at times this season. Grant was a much-needed addition up top to offer something different to Steve Mounie and Laurent Depoitre, as he is a player who can get heavily involved in the build-up play and make more potent runs in behind the opposition and into the box.
If Rowe is given a handful of games before the end of the season, that would allow Siewert to take a good look at the youngster in such a testing environment against elite opposition, before he could potentially play a more important role next campaign. His trickery, pace and movement would be handy out wide for players such as Grant to feed off and make use of Rowe’s service.
He is certainly someone who has the potential to become a key figure for Town in the coming years. With a clearout expected in the summer, having Siewert at the helm who places faith in youngsters like Rowe means that the John Smith’s Stadium should be an exciting place to call home next season.