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24 August 2012

Defender moves to Chesterfield for a month

Huddersfield Town defender Liam Ridehalgh has today completed a one month loan deal to npower League 2 outfit Chesterfield.

The left-back, who has made over 20 appearances for Town’s first team, signs for the Spirietes in time for their next league fixture against Rotherham on Saturday.

The defender is familiar with the set-up at Chesterfield having spent the latter part of last season under John Sheridan. Liam made 20 starts and scored one goal during his six month loan spell, but was unable to help them avoid relegation.

Previous to his spell at Chesterfield the 21 year-old had enjoyed a spell under Paulo Di Canio at Swindon. 

Liam has signed until 23 September inclusive and Manager Simon Grayson believes the move suits all the parties involved.

“We have good competition for places in the full back spots with Jack Hunt and Calum Woods and we felt it would be beneficial for Liam’s development as a footballer if he went on loan so that he can play first team football,” said Simon.

“It is a good deal for Chesterfield who know what type of player they are getting in Liam after his spell their last season. We will monitor Liam’s progress over the coming weeks and hopefully he will be able to come back to us and challenge for a place.”

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