WAG­NER TIES UP ELIAS AS TER­RIER

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE - By Ben Baker

HUD­DER­S­FIELD head coach David Wag­ner says Elias Kachunga suits English foot­ball right down to the ground af­ter sign­ing the for­ward per­ma­nently.

Kachunga, 24, joined Hud­der­s­field on a sea­son­long loan from Bun­desliga side FC In­gol­stadt 04 in June and has quickly en­deared him­self to his new fans.

He has played more Cham­pi­onship min­utes than any other Town player and is the club’s top scorer with 11 goals in 39 starts and one sub­sti­tute ap­pear­ance.

That form saw Kachunga called up to the Demo­cratic Repub­lic of Congo squad for the first time for to­day’s friendly with Kenya.

And it also per­suaded Ter­ri­ers boss Wag­ner to tie him down down per­ma­nently, pay­ing £1.1mil­lion for his ser­vices.

Kachunga has signed un­til 2020 and Wag­ner be­lieves his man will only get bet­ter.

“I said in the sum­mer this move was per­fect for the club and the player, as the loan gave ev­ery­one the chance to see how Elias would adapt to English foot­ball,” said Ger­man­born Wag­ner. “I think it’s now cor­rect to say he has adapted well!

“His style of play suits the English style per­fectly.

“The most ex­cit­ing thing is that, at 24, there is still more to come from Elias!” DAVID WAG­NER – P22

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