Versatile Academy graduate joins League 2 club
Huddersfield Town’s Matt Crooks has today completed an Emergency Loan move to League 2 Hartlepool United until 17 November.
The Huddersfield-born 20 year-old will join his new teammates ahead of their game at Accrington Stanley this evening, where he will work under the Caretaker Management of former Town defender Sam Collins.
Academy graduate Crooks made his senior debut on the opening day of the Championship season at home to AFC Bournemouth playing at centre back, but has played most of his football in midfield and attack for Town’s Under-21 side this term.
He has previously enjoyed loan spells at FC Halifax Town in the Conference North during the 2011/12 season and at Evo-Stik League side Radcliffe Borough in 2012/13.
After a difficult start to the season, Hartlepool sit 22nd in the League 2 table with 11 points from 13 games.
Huddersfield Town Manager Chris Powell commented:
“This loan spell at Hartlepool will be an excellent challenge for Matt. Hartlepool will be desperate for points and it puts Matt into a situation where winning really matters, which will be excellent for his development.”