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1 September 2016

20-year old Academy graduate departs

- Jake Charles departs Huddersfield Town
- 20 year-old Welshman joins Barnsley
- Comments from Head of Football Operations Stuart Webber

Development Squad attacker Jake Charles completed a permanent transfer to Sky Bet Championship side Barnsley late last night.

20 year-old Jake moves to South Yorkshire having made one senior appearance for the Terriers as a late substitute in a home defeat to Fulham in March 2015.

A left-footed winger who can also play up front, Jake joined Huddersfield Town at Under-11 level and was a regular in Senior Professional Development Coach Frankie Bunn’s side that won the Under-21 Professional Development League 2 title last season.

His contract at Huddersfield Town was set to run until the summer of 2017, with the Club having the option of a further year’s extension at that point.

Jake became the second member of Town’s Development Squad to depart on Transfer Deadline Day, following Jack Senior’s move to Luton Town.

Huddersfield Town’s Head of Football Operations Stuart Webber explained:

“As was the case with Jack, everyone at Huddersfield Town would like to wish Jake the best of luck at his new club.

“Part of the Club’s strategy at Academy level, aside from the primary goal of producing players for our First Team, is to see players who leave Huddersfield Town doing well and being wanted by other clubs. As such, we’re delighted to see Jake get a chance to show what he can do at Barnsley.

“Hopefully Jake – and Jack – do well and continue to develop and play at their new clubs, as has been the case with the likes of Matt Crooks, Josh Windass and latterly Joe Wright. If they do it’s great news for the players, their new clubs and us, as the transfer deals are structured as such.”

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