Harambee Stars prospect Clarke Oduor made his long-awaited debut for Barnsley in the English Championship in their 3-2 loss at the hands of Cardiff City on Saturday 7 December.
Oduor who has Kenyan roots have been urged to feature for Harambee Stars since his days at Leeds United but the 20-year old has been coy on the urge as he is eligible to feature for England too.
After featuring for Barnsley U23 team since his summer move, he was rewarded by a place at the bench on the team’s clash over the weekend and was introduced in the dying minutes of the game for German Mike Bahre.
Despite being at the foot of the Championship log Clarke told the club’s official website: “I’m confident that we can stay up, especially if we keep playing as we are; it’ll happen for us down the line and I feel like we can get the points to stay up.
“We’re a young team, but I think we’re good enough to stay up. Everyone is learning and, as the games go on, we’re growing in confidence.”
Oduor had been in Gerhard Struber’s previous two matchday squads, although he didn’t feature against Middleborough or Hull City.
The player who can feature at left-back and left-wing said: “It’s been really good; almost a breath of fresh air. He (Struber) has brought his own style of play and we’re trying to play it out from the back a bit more, which I think is good for the boys because I believe we can do that.”
Oduor will hope for more game time when they take on Reading in their next league tie.