Huddesfield Town manager Paul Hirst has spoken of his delight that midfielder Lydiates is going to play at Wembley for the first time in his career after retiring in March.
He said: “Lydiates has had a great career, he is a very, very special player and he’s going to do something special for Wembley.”
Hirst was at Wembley when Lydies first played in England in 1998 and Hirst believes the 25-year-old will bring a freshness to the squad and make it a different experience.
“The fact that he is getting his first opportunity at Wembley will be a great thing for him.””
Lydies’ return will see him take the field against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.”
The fact that he is getting his first opportunity at Wembley will be a great thing for him.”
Lydies’ return will see him take the field against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.
The former Everton and Leicester City man played in every competitive match for Hudds last season and was a key member of the England Under-21 side that won the tournament.
He joined the club in the summer of 2015 and spent six months at the club, scoring a total of 13 goals in 33 games.
“I’m a very happy lad and really, really grateful for everything that has happened to me,” he said.
I am going to put on a very good performance for this team.”