Academy graduate extends his stay at Huddersfield Town
- Ryan Schofield signs extended HTAFC contract
- First Team squad member commits future until 2020
- Goalkeeper is an England Under-20 international
Goalkeeper Ryan Schofield has committed his future to Huddersfield Town by signing a new, extended contract with the Club.
The 18-year-old, who has been capped four times by England at Under-20 level, has put pen-to-paper on a new deal that runs until the summer of 2020, with Town having the option of a further year’s extension at that point.
Having joined the Terriers’ Academy at a young age from local side Lepton Highlanders, Ryan progressed through the ranks at the Club and signed his first professional deal upon turning 17 in December 2016.
He earned his England Under-20 caps as the Young Lions won the 2017 Toulon Tournament, saving a penalty in the shootout against the Ivory Coast in the final.
Ryan has also gained experience of senior football through loan spells at National League North clubs AFC Telford and FC United of Manchester, helping the latter win the Manchester Premier Cup.
His previous contract was due to expire at the end of the current 2018/19 campaign.
Huddersfield Town’s Head of Goalkeeping Paul Clements commented:
“Having worked with many young goalkeepers that have gone on to play professional football, Ryan is up there for his age. His performances in training, in games and for England have shown he has real potential.
“He’s recovered from a recent injury that meant he missed out on the European Championships with England and he’s now hungrier and more determined than ever to succeed. It’s great news that we’ve been able to reward his progress with this new contract and we will keep working to help him to turn his great potential into ability on the pitch.”