Goalkeeper pens a two-year deal with the Terriers
- Huddersfield Town to complete the signing of Lee Nicholls
- Goalkeeper agrees a two-year contract
- Comments from Leigh Bromby & Paul Clements
Huddersfield Town can confirm that Lee Nicholls has agreed to join the Club as a free agent on 1 July 2021.
Nicholls, a 28-year-old goalkeeper, has put pen-to-paper on a two-year deal, with the Club having the option of a further year’s extension.
The 6’ 3” ‘keeper will join the Terriers having departed Sky Bet League 1 side MK Dons this summer, after making 157 appearances for the Club over the last five years.
He has played in nearly 250 senior games to date spanning across the Championship, League 1 and League 2, and has also featured in the Europa League with Wigan Athletic.
Huddersfield Town’s Head of Football Operations Leigh Bromby explained:
“We wanted to add a senior goalkeeper to the group to ensure we have the right level of competition in that area.
“Lee will arrive at Huddersfield Town with good experience, having played regularly in League 1 and League 2 during three of the last four seasons, and is an excellent character to add to our dressing room.
“His challenge is to push Ryan Schofield for the starting shirt every day in training and to help drive the standard for our young goalkeepers.”
Head of Goalkeeping Paul Clements added:
“Every year I like to have two goalkeepers that are fiercely challenging for the number one shirt, which is why I’m delighted we’ll bring Lee to Huddersfield Town.
“The biggest thing about him is his hunger to play regularly in the Sky Bet Championship. He’s had loads of experience in League 1 and really wants to test himself at this level. He’s at a good age and is willing to learn to push himself further.
“He’s had a lot of good experiences, he’s a real leader, and I received glowing references from everyone I spoke with.
“Lee will provide an excellent challenge to Ryan for a starting spot and I can’t wait to work with him.”