Date of birth
Yorkshire born Kian Harratt joined Town’s Academy at Under-17 level ahead of the 2018/19 campaign.
The striker has been part of the Academy set-ups at both Barnsley and Leeds United, joining those after performing for his junior club Upton United.
Whilst on trial with Town, Kian made four appearances for the Under-18s during the 2017/18 season.
His first full season as a Terrier was a revelation. He immediately established himself in the new-look Under-17 side and progressed to the Under-19s, finishing the season with an incredible 32 goals in just 47 appearances.
An injury in the 2019/20 pre-season period barely knocked him back, and he was right back on the goal trail upon his return.
That form alerted then First Team Manager Danny Cowley to Kian, and the proud Yorkshireman made his senior Town debut as a substitute during the big derby game against Leeds United at the John Smith's Stadium in December 2019.
He trained extensively with the First Team after his bow before joining Vanarama National League side Harrogate Town on loan, initially for one month. Four appearances was all it took for Harrogate to ask to extend his loan for the rest of the campaign!
His 2019/20 campaign concluded with the striker winning the Antoni’s Memorial Academy Player of the Year award!
In December 2021, Kian signed a new contract with the Club, extending his stay until at least 2025, with a Club option for another year.
Joining Port Vale for the second half of the 2021/22 season, Harratt made 19 league appearances, scoring three goals in the process.
Port Vale finished the season in fifth place, seeing them face Swindon Town in the Sky Bet League Two Play-Off Semi-Finals. Harratt provided an all-important assist in the second leg of the Semi-Final to see the scoreline change to 2-2 on aggregate and go to penalties, which the Valiants won 7:5.
Harratt was handed a start in the Play-Off Final at Wembley, and scored the opening goal in their 3-0 victory, before having a second ruled offside.
In June 2022, the youngster joined Sky Bet League Two side Bradford City on loan for the 2022/23 season!
As per the terms of the agreement, Town will have the ability to recall the striker in January 2023.