Australian goalkeeper signs permanently for Sky Bet League One side
- Nicholas Bilokapic joins Peterborough United
- B Team Goalkeeper makes move to Sky Bet League One
- Australian U23 international had played eight games for Town
Nicholas Bilokapic has today joined Sky Bet League One side Peterborough United in a permanent transfer with the terms of the deal to remain undisclosed.
Joining the Club from Sydney in 2020 aged just 18, the goalkeeper has progressed through the Huddersfield Town Academy, finding his feet in the B Team before becoming a regular on the First Team bench. Making his first senior appearance in the Emirates FA Cup in January 2022 at Turf Moor, he spent the remainder of that campaign on loan with Hartlepool United.
With first choice Lee Nicholls injured, Nick made his Sky Bet Championship debut for the Terriers in January 2023 and was between the sticks for Neil Warnock’s first game back at the Club, registering an assist in our 2-1 home win over Birmingham City in mid-February.
An international for Australia at both U17 and U23 level, Bilokapic was most recently the Olyroos first choice between the sticks for the U23 Maurice Revello Tournament earlier this summer. He now joins up with Darren Ferguson’s side ahead of the new third tier season to pursue more regular first team football, once again becoming a teammate of former Town defender Romoney Crichlow.
Town Manager Neil Warnock commented:
“Having now experienced first team football, it’s understandable that Nick wants to push himself to gain minutes at that level more regularly and Peterborough have really pushed for him.
“In the fortunate position to have two highly experienced goalkeepers now available to us in Lee Nicholls and Chris Maxwell, it’s unlikely that Nick would have gained the experience with us that he is looking for at this stage in his career. The deal agreed also protects the Club should he go on to do well in the future, which we obviously hope he does.
“Nick is a good kid with real ability and has plenty still to learn. I’ve enjoyed working with him since returning to the Club and wish him well in his future career and going forward with Peterborough.”
Everyone at the Club thanks Nick for his effort and commitment during his time as a Terrier, and wishes him the best of luck for the future!