Find out more about our new loan signing
- Learn more about our latest recruit Tom Edwards
- Right back joins on a season-long loan from Stoke City
- Experience of playing in the USA with New York Red Bulls
Although just 24 years old, Tom Edwards arrives at Huddersfield Town with experience of football on two continents and for England at junior level.
Born on 22 January 1999, Tom grew up in Highfields, Stafford and played for his hometown junior side before joining the Stoke City Academy as an 11-year-old. He excelled in the Potters Academy, twice being named Stoke’s Under-18 Player of the Year and helping the team reach the semi-final of the prestigious FA Youth Cup.
That led to a four-year professional contract that he signed in September 2017, after which he didn’t have to wait long for his debut. That came in one of the toughest environments possible – a Premier League game against Manchester City. Although the game didn’t go Stoke’s way, Tom impressed, bagging an assist for Mame Diouf.
His form under Mark Hughes led to a new long-term contract being signed in February 2018, and Edwards soon established himself as a regular. In the 2018/19 Sky Bet Championship campaign, Tom played 30 games across all competitions and earned his first England call-up, gaining three caps for the Under-20 national side. He capped a memorable season with his first Stoke goal, which came against Norwich City in April 2019.
Tom signed another new contract in October 2019 and notched over 50 games in Stoke colours, but he joined Sky Bet League One side Fleetwood Town on loan in 2020/21, playing 12 times under Joey Barton.
Edwards ventured overseas for the first time in January 2021, moving to the United States to join Major League Soccer side New York Red Bulls for their season. He played 28 games and helped the team reach the end-of-season Play-Offs, prompting the club to bring him back on loan for the 2022 campaign.
After another 23 games in Red Bull colours, Tom returned to England and signed on loan for Sky Bet League One side Barnsley in 2022/23. Having played 15 games, scoring once, he unfortunately picked up a season-ending injury in an FA Cup game in January. He fully recovered from that well in time for pre-season training with Stoke’s First Team squad ahead of today’s move.
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