B Team forward to gain further senior experience
- Kian Harratt leaves Huddersfield Town on loan
- 18-year-old striker joins Vanarama National League North side Guiseley
- Comments from Head of Football Operations Leigh Bromby
Huddersfield Town B striker Kian Harratt has today joined Vanarama National League North side Guiseley on loan until 3 January 2021.
The 18-year-old forward leaves to gain further experience of senior football, having made his Sky Bet Championship debut ahead of a loan spell at Harrogate Town last season.
Guiseley, led by joint managers Marcus Bignot and Russ O’Neill, play in the sixth tier of the English football pyramid, and have one win and one defeat from their opening two games of the season.
Kian will be eligible to feature in their Emirates FA Cup game at FC United of Manchester today.
As this is a Youth Loan, Kian can be recalled inside 24 hours after the first 28 days.
Huddersfield Town’s Head of Football Operations Leigh Bromby explained:
“With Danny Ward getting closer to his return from injury, we feel it is important that Kian takes this opportunity to play more competitive football. This will further his development towards challenging for First Team minutes with us.
“Kian will continue to train with our senior and B Team squads during the week, and the loan has the recall should he be needed for our First Team.
“Kian took a lot from his loan at Harrogate last season, on the pitch and through the experience of being with a side battling for promotion.
“This move to Guiseley is a great step for him in his development as a footballer. We hope to see him establish himself in the side and show that he can take his goalscoring record at Academy level into a very competitive standard of men’s football.”
A prolific scorer at Academy level since joining Town as a 16-year-old, Kian quickly progressed through Town’s age groups ahead of his Sky Bet Championship bow as a substitute in the home derby with Leeds United in December 2019.
A loan spell at Vanarama National League side Harrogate Town followed, where he scored once in seven appearances across all competitions as the Club secured promotion to the EFL via the Play-Offs.
The reigning Antoni's Memorial Trophy Academy Player of the Year, he signed a new contract with the Terriers earlier this month, committing his future to the Club until 2023.