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SCOTT ARFIELD
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UPDATED 01:55 1st August 2015

Former Huddersfield Town midfielder Scott Arfield joined the Clarets on a two-year deal in July 2013 following a brief trial, after shunning the opportunity to join a League One side.

It was to be a decision that would transform the former Falkirk wide-man's career!

Scott was an immediate hit at Turf Moor and a key member of the promotion-winning team of 2014 and the Premier League campaign the following season, when he famously scored the club's first goal back in the top flight against Chelsea at Turf Moor.

And in the summer of 2015, his consistency earned the wide man a new three-year deal, on improved tems from a similar deal he signed just 12 months earlier.

During the 2015/16 season, Arfield was an ever-present, starting all 46 Championship games on the way to the title and scoring eight times, including stunning efforts at Blackburn and Brentford.

Having also registered six assists, he capped a fine season by earning an international call up for Canada in March.

The winger qualified through his Toronto-born father and having opted to gain citizenship to play for Benito Floro's men, Arfield made his debut against Mexico.

His first start for Canada in June, 2016 when they faced Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan as part of a 10-day training camp in Austria, where he assisted goals in both games and was named man of the match.

The former Scottish U21 international began his career in his homeland with Falkirk, where he progressed through the Academy and went on to make 108 appearances.

He starred in the 2008/09 campaign, scoring 10 goals and finishing with a Scottish Cup runners-up medal as Falkirk lost in the Hampden Park final to Glasgow Rangers.

Following his six-figure move to Huddersfield in 2010, he played a major part in Town’s promotion to the Championship two years later.

And during his enjoyable three year-spell season at the Galpharm Stadium, he made a total of 119 appearances, scoring nine times.


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