Young Terrier joins National League side
- Jackson loaned to National League side
- Young Terrier to link up with Stockport County
- Comments from Academy Manager Leigh Bromby
Huddersfield Town Academy player Ben Jackson has joined National League side Stockport County on loan for the 2019/20 campaign.
‘Jacko’ spent time on work experience at National League North side Darlington at the back of last season giving him a first taste of senior men’s football.
The 18-year-old typically operates on the left side of the team; comfortable in both the full-back and left-side of midfield positions.
He has also spent time around the First Team during pre-season travelling to Austria as part of Jan Siewert’s 26-man training camp squad.
The youngster recently made his professional bow for Huddersfield Town replacing Terence Kongolo as a 83rd minute substitute in the 3-1 pre-season win against Rochdale.
Alongside his time at Darlington, he amassed 35 appearances for Town’s EDT and Under-19 sides scoring two goals during the bespoke games programme.
Managed by Jim Gannon, Ben Jackson will join up with last season’s National League North champions ahead of the new season.
Academy Manager Leigh Bromby commented:
“Ben is an exciting prospect at Town’s Academy; a modern-day attack minded full-back, and we feel this loan will be a good next step as part of his development.
“He’s shown high commitment levels and earned himself training and game opportunities with the First Team during the current pre-season because of his positive attitude and hard work.
“We’ve seen the success that a full season of men’s First Team football can benefit with Lewis O’Brien and that’s why Ben and the Club believe this loan move is right for him.”