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SIGNING: LUKE CODDINGTON JOINS HTAFC

19 May 2016

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20 year-old will work with the Development Squad

- Goalkeeper Luke Coddington joins Huddersfield Town
- 20yo 'keeper to work with the Development Squad
- Comments from Head of Goalkeeping Nick Colgan

20 year-old goalkeeper Luke Coddington will join Huddersfield Town as a free agent on 1 July 2016.

He has put pen to paper on a one year contract running until 30 June 2017, with the Club having the option of a further year’s extension at that point.

The young custodian will make the move at the expiry of his current contract at hometown club Middlesbrough, where he has played since the age of nine, and will join Frankie Bunn’s Under-21 squad for the start of the 2016/17 campaign.

Luke, who is capped by England up to Under-19 level, played one game for Town’s Under-21 side as a trialist in the 2015/16; the PDL2 North draw at home to Leeds United at PPG Canalside in February.

He has previously gained First Team experience through loan spells at Guisborough Town in February 2014 and Spennymoor Town in February 2015.

Luke is the grandson of Town legend John Coddington; he captained the Terriers for 12 years during the fifties and sixties, racking up 356 appearances in defence.

Huddersfield Town’s Head of Goalkeeping Nick Colgan explained:

“We are clear in how many goalkeepers we want at the Club and we’re looking to recruit to our Under-21 group; goalkeepers with a decent pedigree and the potential to kick on.

“Luke came into train with us and you could see he is a talented boy, which is why he’s been capped by England at lower age groups. He has had a lack of game time, but we like what we have seen and he is a decent addition to our Under-21 group.

“The ball is now in Luke’s court to work hard every day and to keep progressing.”

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