20-year-old goalkeeper to gain regular First Team football
- Huddersfield Town goalkeeper Ryan Schofield leaves on loan
- England Under-20 international joins Livingston
- Young ‘keeper to gain regular football in Scottish Premier League
Huddersfield Town goalkeeper Ryan Schofield has today joined Scottish Premier League side Livingston on loan for the rest of the 2019/20 season, pending international clearance.
The 20-year-old will join Gary Holt’s side who currently sit fifth in the Scottish top-flight with 25 points from 21 games.
A Huddersfield Town Academy graduate, Ryan already has senior experience following previous spells at AFC Telford United, FC United of Manchester and Notts County, this is the next step for him in senior football.
The young goalkeeper made his Huddersfield Town debut in the Carabao Cup against Lincoln City earlier this season before keeping a clean sheet against Middlesbrough on his Sky Bet Championship debut.
Alongside this, Ryan has also been capped by England’s Under-20s and was a winner of the prestigious Toulon Tournament with England back in 2017.
Huddersfield Town Head of Goalkeeping Paul Clements commented:
“I’m delighted that we’re able to send Ryan on loan to Livingston; it’s exactly the step he needs to further his development.
“He did well to cope with the challenge of men’s football at Notts County last season and this move will provide him with new tests against higher quality opposition in a very competitive league.
“It was also important that Ryan has a high quality of training and under the supervision of Goalkeeping Coach Tony Caig, I believe he will be in good hands.
“I’ve been lucky enough to work with a lot of very talented young goalkeepers during my career and Ryan is up there with them. He has done well in training and when called upon this season with our First Team, but this step is a really important one for him.”