Winger joins on three year contract
Adam Hammill has returned to Huddersfield Town on a permanent contract today ahead of the 2013/14 Championship season.
The 25 year-old winger, who spent four months on loan with the Terriers during the first half of last season, makes a permanent move from Wolverhampton Wanderers on undisclosed terms.
Hammill has signed a three year contract, with the Club having an option on a fourth season.
A goal-scoring wide player who can operate on either flank or behind the central striker, Adam has a proven track record at Championship level and has worked with Town Manager Mark Robins previously during their respective time at Barnsley – arguably the most successful spell of his career, where his fine form saw him earn a move to the Premier League.
Mark Robins told htafc.com:
“I know just how much of an impact Adam can have at Championship level and I understand he showed glimpses of that during his loan spell here last season before I arrived.
“Our job – and the challenge for Adam – is to work very hard on the training pitch and get him playing at a consistently high level, because if we can we have a very exciting player on our hands.
“Adam has lots of ability with the ball at his feet and will fit very well into the style of football we want to play, as he can play on either side or with the main striker.
“As everyone knows, increasing our goal-scoring threat is the priority for us at the moment and Adam’s arrival is another element of this.”
A product of the Liverpool Academy, former England under-21 international Adam got his first taste of senior football via a loan spell at Scottish outfit Dunfermline Athletic in early 2007 – which included an appearance in the Scottish Cup Final.
A season-long loan at npower Championship side Southampton followed in the 2007/08 campaign, which heralded 28 further appearances.
Hammill signed a new five year contract with Liverpool in the summer of 2008 before heading out on loan again, this time to Blackpool. He returned to Anfield in January 2009 before heading out to Barnsley; in total, he made 37 Championship appearances that term.
Adam impressed at Oakwell and they signed him on a permanent deal in August 2009. He immediately became a regular in the side, making 43 appearances in his first season – scoring four goals.
A further 27 appearances – and eight goals – in the first half of the new campaign alerted Wolves to his ability and the Premier League club triggered a release clause to take him to Molineux in the January 2011 transfer window on a three year contract.
He made 10 appearances in the latter half of the Premier League campaign and another 13 followed in the next season, but Hammill was then loaned out to Championship Middlesbrough in March 2012 for the rest of the season.
Adam’s loan spell at Town saw 16 appearances and two goals – including a dramatic late equaliser in his final appearance at home to Birmingham City.
Huddersfield Town’s Chief Executive Nigel Clibbens added:
“We’ve been patient and have worked together very hard behind the scenes at the Club on recruitment. It would be very easy to shout about potential signings and end up with egg on your face, but we prefer to take our time and ensure we get the targets we all want. If this takes a while it’s no concern – we have to get the right players on deals with clubs that are also right.
“We know what Adam can offer and the deal with Wolves represents an excellent piece of business for the Club.”
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Dunfermline Athletic (loan)