Striker set for stay at League 1 outfit
Huddersfield Town striker Jimmy Spencer has joined npower League 1 outfit Crawley Town on loan until the end of the season.
The striker is returning from injury and spent a short spell earlier this season at Crawley’s League 1 rivals Brentford.
The 21 year-old Academy graduate made his Huddersfield Town First Team debut in the Capital One Cup game at Preston North End on the opening day of the season and made a further appearance as a substitute in the first npower Championship game of the season at Cardiff City.
He has also made four appearances for Steve Eyre’s Development side so far this season, but his playing time has been curtailed by injuries.
Most of Spencer’s previous First Team experience was gleamed through three separate spells out on loan; initially at non-league Northwich Victoria in 2009/10 before season-long moves to npower League 2 sides Morecambe and Cheltenham Town during the last two years.
Simon Grayson told htafc.com that it is important for Jimmy’s development that he goes out on loan and plays first team football.
“Jimmy has had a few injuries this season, which was one of the reasons why the move to Brentford never really worked out.
“He has exceled over the last two seasons at League 2 level and we believe that he is good enough to do the same in League 1.
“The move is a brilliant opportunity for Jimmy to play in a team who are striving for promotion. They are just a few points off the npower League 1 Play-Offs and it is a good place for Jimmy to go and play his football.”
The loan agreement includes a release clause after 28 days of the loan have passed.