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8 January 2018

Club News


8 January 2018

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Loan runs until 13 May 2018 inclusive

- Ryan Schofield joins AFC Telford on loan
- Loan runs from today until 13 May 2018 inclusive
- Comments from Head of Goalkeeping Paul Clements

Huddersfield Town goalkeeper Ryan Schofield has today joined AFC Telford on loan until 13 May 2018 inclusive.

This is the goalkeeper’s second loan move since joining the Club’s Academy at Under-9 level from local junior side Lepton Highlanders.

Huddersfield Town has a 24 hour recall option on the youngster who was brought into David Wagner’s First Team squad at the start of the season.

Ryan will now link up with the Vanarama National League North side and could make his debut on Saturday 13 January 2018 when the Club travels to Salford City.

Managed by Rob Edwards, AFC Telford sits 16th in the table with 27 points from 22 games.

The England Under-20 international has had previous experience at this level after completing a short loan spell at Vanarama National League North side FC United of Manchester.

Head of Goalkeeping at Huddersfield Town, Paul Clements commented:

“Ryan has done very well this season as part of our First Team squad, but we believe that this is the next phase of his development.

“This is a new challenge for him as it’ll be the first time he has to move away from his home, an experience that could really benefit him in his career.

“I know their Manager Rob (Edwards) and he wants his teams to play out from the back, so that’ll help him get used to doing that for us later in his career.

“You look at all the top English goalkeepers at the minute, like Jordan Pickford, and they’ve all had experiences and loan moves like this, which shows how beneficial they could be.

“It’s important for him now as a young ‘keeper to go out and play proper football, where there’s some expectation on him playing in front of crowds.

“Ryan will still be thought of part of our First Team squad, which is why we’ve included the recall clause, so if we need him he can come back.”

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