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CARROLL JOINS PARTICK THISTLE ON LOAN

29 August 2014

Left back moves to Scottish Premiership

Huddersfield Town defender Jake Carroll has today joined Scottish Premiership club Partick Thistle on a Standard Loan until 5 January 2015.

The 23 year-old Dubliner joined the Terriers from Irish side St. Patrick’s Athletic in April 2013 after two successful spells on trial and made seven senior starts for the Club in his debut season, as well as a further six appearances during a loan spell with League 2 Bury.

He will now join Thistle, managed by former Thistle player Alan Archibald, ahead of their game away at Aberdeen on Saturday. Nicknamed ‘The Jags’, Thistle currently sits eighth in the Scottish Premiership table with four points from the Club’s opening three games.

One of Jake’s new teammates at the Firhill Stadium will be former Town attacker Kallum Higginbotham.

Huddersfield Town’s Caretaker Manager Mark Lillis explained:

“The arrival of Jack Robinson at the Club yesterday evening has allowed us to give Jake the opportunity to go out and gain further First Team experience at a good level, which is very important to his development. 

“Jake going out on loan has always been the Club’s intention; he needs to continue his development by experiencing first team football at a good level. That wasn’t possible until we boosted our defensive options, which we have done in signing Jack, who as an England U21 international clearly enhances the team.

“Jake is a great character who wants to improve and progress, so he didn’t need convincing about this chance to play more first team football – he was on his way to Scotland very early this morning to join in with their training session.

“We’ll monitor his progress at Partick very closely over the next four months.”


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