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LOAN WATCH: YOUNG TERRIERS IMPRESSING ON LOAN

27 March 2022

An update on how Town’s players are performing at their loan clubs

- Round-up of Huddersfield Town’s loan players
- Both First Team and Academy players getting First Team football
- Comments from Head of Goalkeeping Paul Clements

Huddersfield Town currently have 13 players out on loan during the 2021/22 season as they seek further experience of First Team football.

One of the key parts of the Academy’s philosophy and development is to give youngsters different tests and challenges to get them used to playing First Team football.

With that in mind, here is our loan round-up!

Rarmani Edmonds-Green – Rotherham United

The 23-year-old had become a regular member of the Rotherham backline prior to picking up a hamstring injury late in January, which he has now recovered from, regaining his place.

From the 23 league games that Edmonds-Green has featured in this season, Rotherham have kept 11 clean sheets, with the defender helping himself to a goal and three assists in that period.

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Romoney Crichlow – Plymouth Argyle

Much like Kieran Phillips, Crichlow had his loan move ended in January before moving to Plymouth Argyle in January.

Following his 18 starts for Swindon Town up until January, Crichlow has made two appearances for Plymouth so far as they continue their push for promotion.

Ben Jackson – Doncaster Rovers

The 21-year-old has featured in every Doncaster Rovers league game since moving on loan.

Jackson has played in different positions for Doncaster since his arrival, starting as a left midfielder and as a left back for the South Yorkshire club.

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Kieran Phillips – Exeter City

Phillips was recalled from his loan spell at Walsall in January, before moving to Exeter City days later.

After scoring four times for Walsall, the young forward’s move to Exeter has seen him score once in his eight appearances for the League Two club so far.

Kian Harratt – Port Vale

After joining League Two promotion chasing Port Vale in January, Harratt has featured in all but three of Port Vale’s league games, scoring three times.

The strikers' most recent goals came in a 3-1 victory against Mansfield, where Harratt helped himself to a double to help Port Vale win three points.

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Nicholas Bilokapic – Hartlepool United

After making his Town debut in the Emirates FA Cup Third Round victory over Burnley, the Australian goalkeeper completed a loan move to League Two Hartlepool.

Bilokapic is yet to make an appearance for his loan side, with Hartlepool only losing twice in their last 10 League Two games.

Matty Daly – Bradford City

After an impressive start to the season with League Two side Hartlepool United, Daly made the switch to Bradford City where he has gone on to make nine appearances so far.

Now managed by Mark Hughes, the young midfielder has scored one goal for the Bantams in a 1-2 victory away to Walsall.

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Josh Austerfield – Harrogate Town

Like his Town teammate Diarra, Austerfield is out on loan at League Two side Harrogate Town.

Game time has been limited for Austerfield since his switch to Harrogate, with the defender making six appearances in all competitions so far.

Brahima Diarra – Harrogate Town

The 18-year-old midfielder has recently got himself into the first team at Harrogate Town, missing only five of the last 15 games.

Diarra has started in multiple positions for Harrogate Town, including on the left and right side of midfield, claiming one goal and two assists.

Unfortunately for the youngster, he suffered an ankle injury at Bristol Rovers earlier in the month and will require surgery to repair damaged ligaments. He is currently undergoing rehabilitation.

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Max Dearnley – Liversedge

The young goalkeeper joined Liversedge on loan during the January window.

Dearnley’s Liversedge currently sit second in the Northern East Division, with the ‘keeper claiming six clean sheets from a possible eight so far.

Head of Goalkeeping, Paul Clements, commented:

“I want to watch Max play against Stockton at the start of March and he did really well in a 0-0 game. He’s in a team that are chasing for the league title and given that he had an injury in the middle of the season that delayed his progress, he’s catching up on game time now and performing really well.”

Michael Roxburgh – Stocksbridge Park Steels FC

After moving on loan to the same league as fellow Town goalkeeper Max Dearnley, Roxburgh and his side Stocksbridge PSFC sit ninth in the table with 41 points.

A fast fan favourite, Roxburgh has kept three clean sheets and won two Man of the Match awards so far.

Clem:

“Michael’s been bumped up a level after Christmas and has performed really well. I can only say positive things about how he’s performed. As you can see on social media, he’s making big saves, having big moments, keeping clean sheets and just doing really well.”

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Michael Acquah – Brighouse Town

After spending the first few months of the season at Emley AFC, Acquah made the switch to Northern Premier League Division One side Brighouse Town.

He made his debut against Pickering Town on Saturday 19 March 2022, in which Brighouse ran out 5-1 winners.

Clem:

“He was only ever going to do three games at Emley AFC. Brighouse’s ‘keeper got sent off, so he had a three-game suspension, so they enquired about Michael. It’s an opportunity for us to bump him up a level and see if he can cope at that level.”

Sam Peplow – Hyde United

The 19-year-old midfielder joined Northern Premier League Premier Division Hyde United on an initial one-month long loan at the end of February.

Peplow has played in every league game since arriving in SK14.


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