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15 January 2023

Club News


15 January 2023

Huddersfield Town exercise option to end loan agreement in January 2023

- Kaine Kesler-Hayden’s loan with Town comes to end
- Aston Villa loanee has made 15 appearances for Club
- Comments from Leigh Bromby and Mark Fotheringham

Kaine Kesler-Hayden has today re-joined parent club Aston Villa, with the Club exercising our option to end his loan agreement during the 2023 January transfer window.

Having made 15 appearances across the Sky Bet Championship and Emirates FA Cup since joining the Club on loan in August 2022, the 20-year-old full back has scored and assisted once each in his time as a Terrier.

Head of Football Operations Leigh Bromby commented:

“With the arrival of Matt Lowton and Ollie Turton nearing a return to full fitness, the right side of defence is an area we’re going to have some real depth in, so this is a decision that has been made with the best intentions for both Kaine and the Club in mind.

“Given the situation we find ourselves in, experience is paramount and both Lowton and Turton fit the bill for us perfectly. With the possibility of Sorba Thomas playing wing back and Brodie Spencer deputising if required too, it is one of our strongest parts of the squad at present.

“Kaine has shown real promise in his time with us, especially in the past month or so, and we wish him nothing but the best for the future. A pleasure to be around, he has been a credit to himself and his parent club during his time here and I’d like to thank him for his efforts since joining us. If he continues to apply himself, I’ve no doubt he can go on to have a brilliant career.”

Head Coach Mark Fotheringham added:

“Kaine is a fantastic boy and has been great to have around the group. His performances in the past month have shown real progression, and that’s brilliant to see for a player of his age.

“We are in a position where we need to strengthen other areas of our squad and utilise our options the best we can. We have a senior member of the squad in Ollie Turton nearing a return, so that allows us to focus on other positions within the team.

“I’ve really enjoyed working together and seeing a young player push to improve, but at this moment in time letting Kaine go back to Aston Villa and seek more regular minutes is the best thing for all concerned. I’d like to thank him for all of his effort and look forward to seeing how his career grows going forward.”

The Club would like to thank Kaine for his contribution and wish him all the best for the future.

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