Huddersfield Town goalkeeper Ryan Schofield joins Hibs on season-long loan
- Ryan Schofield joins Hibernian on loan
- Goalkeeper will spend 2022/23 season in Scottish Premiership
- Comments from Huddersfield Town Loans Manager David Fox
Huddersfield Town ‘keeper Ryan Schofield has today joined Scottish Premiership side Hibernian for the remainder of the 2022/23 season.
Having missed the majority of the 2021/22 season due to injury, the goalkeeper will spend the remainder of the 2022/23 campaign in the Scottish capital.
A graduate of our Academy and a former England youth international, Schofield was first choice between the sticks for Town in the 2020/21 season at just 19-years-old with the arrival and subsequent strong form of Lee Nicholls keeping him out of the starting side.
Making his last competitive First Team appearance for the Terriers in the Emirates FA Cup Third Round in 2022 against Burnley at Turf Moor, he was forced off with an injury during the first half and has been undergoing extensive recovery and rehabilitation since.
Huddersfield Town Head of Goalkeeping Paul Clements said:
“Ryan had a really strong start to his career at a young age, winning tournaments with England and breaking into our First Team, however the 2021/22 season was challenging for him.
“Injuries have taken a toll and a tough 2020/21 campaign for the whole Club impacted his confidence. It’s tough as a young player when you have such a deep affection for your hometown side and things don’t go to plan, so it will be great for him to experience a change of surroundings and reset, focussing on his football in a new environment.
“There’s no doubt about his ability, but a combination of injuries and Lee Nicholls playing so well have limited his opportunities here at present, and playing consistently is what will benefit him the most.
“The profile of Hibs is perfect, they’re a massive club so it’s a real chance for him to replicate the fine form he showed the last time he played in Scotland. We wish him all the best, and I’m looking forward to getting up there and watching him play.”
Huddersfield Town Loans Manager David Fox added:
“Having struggled for consistent minutes at First Team level last season, the best thing for Ryan is to be playing competitive football at this stage of his career with so much room improvement at just 22-years-old.
“As he’s shown in the past, Ryan has a fantastic raw ability, and the only way to build on that is through playing football matches, especially for a goalkeeper. Given the outstanding form of Lee Nicholls since joining the Club, that isn’t something that we can offer him at present.
“Hibs are a great club playing at a good level in the Scottish Premiership, and the move will allow Ryan to head up to Edinburgh and fully concentrate on his game while remaining in touch with Paul Clements and our backroom staff to ensure he’s progressing as we hope.”