Versatile defender arrives from Birmingham City
Huddersfield Town has today completed the signing of Canadian international David Edgar on a Standard Loan from Birmingham City.
6’ 4” tall Edgar, 27, joins the Club until the end of the 2014/15 Championship season and will wear the number two shirt.
Able to play at centre back, in either full back position or as a defensive midfield player, Edgar moved to England at the age of 14 to join the Newcastle United Academy.
He graduated from the youth system and made 23 appearances for the Premier League club, but rejected a new contract in the summer of 2009 in search of regular First Team football.
Edgar subsequently joined Burnley for a fee of £300,000 and made 114 appearances across the top two divisions during the next five seasons, scoring four goals.
David joined fellow Sky Bet Championship club Birmingham City in the summer and has made 19 appearances for the Blues this term ahead of his move to ‘The Yorkshire Club’.
During his career he has been capped 26 times by Canada, scoring twice.
Huddersfield Town Manager Chris Powell commented:
“I’m delighted to be able to welcome David into our squad.
“He’s a very capable player in a number of defensive positions, having played during his career at centre back; right back; left back and in a holding midfield role in the top two divisions in England.
“David also has a well-earned reputation as a leader and organiser on the pitch, which will be of great benefit to the team.
“I’m looking forward to working with him during the second half of the current season, when I’m sure he will play a big role for us.”
The terms of his loan dictate David cannot play against his parent club when the two sides meet at St. Andrew’s on Saturday 14 March.
David’s career stats:
Swansea City (loan)
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