Huddersfield Town B Team goalkeeper joins Spennymoor Town on short-term loan
- Huddersfield Town B Team goalkeeper joins Spennymoor Town
- Ugandan international recalled from loan at Hyde United
- Comments from Head of Goalkeeping Paul Clements
Huddersfield Town B Team goalkeeper Giosue Bellagambi has today joined National League side Spennymoor Town on a short-term loan until 2 January 2023.
Having excelled with Hyde United over recent weeks, the young 20-year-old goalkeeper will make the step up into the National League with Spennymoor Town, building on his experiences with both Hyde and the Ugandan national side.
This is the sixth loan spell in senior football for Gio since he joined the Town Academy from London side Lambeth Tigers during the summer of 2018. As well as Hyde United, he’s previously spent time with Ramsbottom United, Ebbsfleet United, Stalybridge Celtic, and Brighouse Town.
Head of Goalkeeping Paul Clements commented:
“I’d like to place on record how excellent Hyde United have been to deal with. I’ve spoken to their manager about Gio and we’ve seen the disappointment from their supporters that he’s leaving, which speaks volumes. The club have also sent a really nice email about his performances and how he’s conducted himself throughout the loan, and that’s always great to hear.
“This season, the plan has always been to get Gio playing his football at the highest level possible. As we’ve said previously, last season we worked on his body and strength, so this year was all about putting that out onto the pitch. His performances at Hyde have been at a level where he’s caught the eye of several National League sides, and we feel like that’s the right step for him to make in a similar manner to Jacob Chapman last season, who spent a successful period with Gateshead.
“Spennymoor will present Gio a fresh challenge at a higher level, whilst the part-time nature of their club will allow him to continue training with ourselves when possible. He’s turning 21-years-old this month and maturing off the field, and that is showing in his performances – this is another chance for him to show his potential at an even higher level with a club we really trust.
“On the back of such a positive period for Gio having made his senior international debut for Uganda, he’s taking different challenges and experiences in his stride, which is brilliant to see. He’s received another call-up for the Ugandan under-23 side, and we’re working as hard as we can with the Ugandan Federation to make that happen. This is an exciting period for Gio, and we hope to see it continue.”
Good luck, Gio!