Defender leaves for League 1 side
- Murray Wallace joins Scunthorpe United on Emergency Loan
- Scottish defender moves until 26 September
- Manager Chris Powell comments on the move
Huddersfield Town defender Murray Wallace has today joined Sky Bet League 1 club Scunthorpe United on an Emergency Loan until 26 September inclusive.
The 22 year-old defender started Town’s Capital One Cup game at home to Notts County – a game in which he scored – but has otherwise been an unused substitute for every one of the First Team’s Sky Bet Championship fixtures in the 2015/16 season so far.
Having joined Town from Scottish side Falkirk in January 2012, he has gone on to make 41 starts and 17 substitute appearances for the Terriers, scoring four goals.
He will now join up with the Iron under the First Team Management of former Town boss Mark Robins. So far in the early League 1 season, Scunthorpe’s First Team has won one, drawn one and lost two games.
Murray is expected to go straight into Scunthorpe’s squad for the away game at Colchester United on Saturday.
Huddersfield Town Manager Chris Powell explained:
“Murray can count himself a little unlucky to have found himself out of our side after a good pre-season.
“I could be selfish and keep Murray in the building but at his age and stage of his development, I believe it is the best thing for Murray and the Club if he goes out and plays regular football at a good level. Equally, we have good cover at centre back at the moment thanks to the summer arrival of Martin Cranie.
“This move to Scunthorpe United is an ideal opportunity for Murray to go out and further his experience. I believe experience and know-how is vitally important for centre backs and I hope he goes to Scunthorpe and plays regularly under a Manager who knows him well in Mark Robins.
“We’ll monitor Murray’s progress carefully; I look forward to seeing him do well.”