Find out more about Town’s latest summer signing
- A look at Josh Ruffels’ career so far
- Defender has made over 300 career appearances
- Ruffels has been at Oxford United for eight years
New signing Josh Ruffels joins Huddersfield Town with over 300 career appearances behind him and off the back of an excellent season for Oxford United.
Born in Oxford, the left-back started in his local club’s Academy before moving to Coventry City and coming through as a winger.
It was with the Sky Blues where he made his First Team debut in the Championship! He came on as a substitute in August 2011. That was one of his two professional appearances for Coventry, the other came in the League Cup.
In the summer of 2013, Josh left Coventry City and returned to Oxford United after being signed by Chris Wilder. It was under Wilder where he transitioned into a left-back and never looked back.
In his first season back with the U’s he was named their Young Player of the Season and helped the Club win promotion to League 1 in the following campaign, they finished runners-up in League 2.
He also competed in two EFL Trophy Finals in 2016 and 2017, but unfortunately finished runners-up on both occasions.
The 27-year-old continued to go from strength-to-strength and really stood out at Oxford winning their Supporters’ Player of the Year award at the conclusion of the 2018/19 campaign.
A year on and his Oxford United side reached the Sky Bet League 1 Play-Off Final, losing out to Wycombe Wanderers.
Josh’s 2020/21 campaign has arguably been his most successful. He started 47 games in all competitions, scored seven goals and racked up six assists, all from left-back. His Oxford side also reached the League 1 Play-Off Semis.
The 5’ 10” defender has made 318 career appearances to date, largely in League 1, has scored 22 goals!
You can welcome Josh to the Club on Twitter, follow him on @JRuffels93!