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22 January 2015

New loan signing explains his move to HTAFC

New loan signing David Edgar says he jumped at the chance to join Huddersfield Town when the opportunity presented itself.

The Canadian international, who has made over 150 appearances in the top two flights of English football, moved to ‘The Yorkshire Club’ yesterday from fellow Championship side Birmingham City.

“It’s happened quite quickly. I heard there was a bit of interest and it was a chance I jumped at,” David exclusively told

“The Manager at Birmingham has been fantastic at allowing me to move; he understands that I need some game time at my age and that I feel I should be playing.” 

One chat with Town Manager Chris Powell convinced Edgar that the move to Huddersfield was a good one:

“The Manager has told me he is building something here and wants me to be a part of it, which I’m really excited about. He wants me to come here and fight for a place in the team. 

“Everything I’ve heard about this club has been good; it’s a friendly place to come and play your football.” 

A versatile player, the 6’ 4” tall defender explained that his playing style will fit Powell’s often fluid systems.

“I’ve played most of the season at centre half, but I can play in a holding midfield role too. In terms of style of play, I like to get the ball down and play out from the back. However, I’ll buy into the Manager’s system and do a job wherever he wants me to. The Manager mentioned to me that my versatility interested him.”

Edgar will join his new teammates for training at PPG Canalside on Thursday morning ahead of Saturday’s game at Wigan Athletic, where he would love to be involved:

“I don’t know anyone here personally, although I’ve played against quite a few. I’ve only heard good things about the group, so I’m really excited about getting started and fitting in.

“If selected, I’d love to be involved (this weekend). Wigan have some quality players, but they're struggling towards the bottom of the table. 

“We’ve all seen that anyone can beat anyone in the Championship on any given day, but the aim here is to put a run together and see where it takes us. 

“I’m going to put everything I can into games for Huddersfield and hopefully that will help us pick up some more wins.”

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