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4 December 2013

Under-21 midfielder ends stay at Town

Huddersfield Town and Dale Hopson have today come to a mutual agreement to end the player’s contract early, allowing the player to join Darlington.

Hopson, 21, joined Town’s ahead of the start of the 2012/13 season and has subsequently made a total of 32 appearances for the Club’s Under-21 side, nine of which have come this term.

Dale was one of four Under-21 players who was told their contracts would not be renewed when they expire at the end of December last week (click HERE for full info), but now both parties have agreed to an early release so the player can re-join Darlington.

Dale was born in Stockton-on-Tees and after beginning his career in Middlesbrough’s Academy, he joined Darlington – making 15 appearances in the Blue Square Bet Premier during the 2011/12 season.

In its current guise, Darlington 1883 is technically a new club. Formed in 2012 after Darlington FC folded, they now compete in the Evo-Stik League Division One North. They currently sit fifth in the division with 36 points from 19 games and host Ossett Town in the Doodson Sport Cup on Wednesday night.

Huddersfield Town’s Senior Professional Development Coach Steve Eyre commented:

“Darlington is a club on the climb once again and the geography suits the player, as that’s where he’s from. We thank Dale for his endeavours at our Club and we wish him all the best.”

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