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LOAN UPDATE: EIGHT TERRIERS PROGRESSING OUT ON LOAN

15 November 2023

A look at how Huddersfield Town’s on loan contingent are fairing with their new sides

- Huddersfield Town loan update
- Eight players across First Team and B Team out on loan
- Players gaining experience and minutes across EFL and National League

It’s been a busy few months for Town’s on loan players throughout the leagues, with eight Terriers across our First Team and B Team away with new clubs at present.

With the majority heading out during the summer transfer window, B Team defender Mustapha Olagunju has since joined them with a move to National League side Ebbsfleet United materialising in October.

Here is a look at how all eight are getting on since departing the Millers Oils High Performance Complex!

BRODIE SPENCER - MOTHERWELL

Despite playing out of position predominantly at left wing-back, Spencer has kicked straight on since moving to the Scottish Premiership in the summer. Recently voted the club’s Player of the Month for October within the First Team, he has backed that up with two consecutive call-ups to the senior Northern Ireland squad for their internationals. Still just 19-years-old, Brodie has lodged one assist in his 11 games for Motherwell so far this season.

SCOTT HIGH - ROSS COUNTY

Despite only missing one squad this season for Ross County due to picking up a knock, High has been used just twice from the bench so far. Consistently amongst the substitutes, a change of management of Ross County is ongoing, which may give the midfielder a new opportunity to impress and increase his playing time.

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CONNOR MAHONEY - GILLINGHAM

Mahoney is enjoying himself out wide in Sky Bet League Two with Gillingham, helping propel his loan club into the top half of the table. Starting each league game, he’s contributed two goals and two assists in the league, setting up two further goals in one outing in the EFL Trophy too. Adding a FA Cup First Round win over Hereford to his 13 league appearances too, the 26-year-old has been recapturing his form down in Kent.

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AARON ROWE - CREWE ALEXANDRA

Fourth placed in Sky Bet League Two, winger Rowe has been involved in nine of the 12 league fixtures possible since arriving at Crewe. Being used as an impact player from the bench on seven occasions, he’s started twice in the league where he’s registered two assists. Used from the start in their Emirates FA Cup First Round replay against Derby County, the winger scored twice in the opening half an hour to overturn an early Derby lead, giving Crewe the platform from which to progress through the tie.

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JORDAN RHODES - BLACKPOOL

Since coming off the bench for his first Blackpool appearance, Rhodes has started all 12 subsequent Sky Bet League One fixtures for the Seasiders. Netting nine times and assisting three more goals in that time, Rhodes struck a Hartrick in just his fourth game out on loan against Reading, helping keep his new side within touching distance of the Play-Off places. Having scored in more games than he hasn’t since leaving on loan, it’s been a successful period for Rhodes at Bloomfield Road.

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TYREECE SIMPSON - NORTHAMPTON TOWN

21-year-old forward Simpson has been heavily involved in Sky Bet League One for Northampton Town since arriving on loan, only once being an unused substitute while making 15 appearances, with eight of those coming from the start. Yet to score or assist for his new side, Simpson continues to play his part for his new side as they look to retain their league status following promotion in the summer.

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KIERAN PHILLIPS - SHREWSBURY TOWN

Phillips time with Shrewsbury has been halted just 10 games into his loan, with the centre forward returning to the Millers Oils High Performance Complex for rehabilitation following knee surgery. Likely to be missing for three months, Phillips should return to full fitness and action in the new year, with Shrewsbury Head Coach Matt Taylor calling the news “A real blow.”

MUSTAPHA OLAGUNJU - EBBSFLEET UNITED

21-year-old B Team central defender Olagunju joined National League side Ebbsfleet in October for a short-term loan until the end of January 2024. Making three appearances so far, Mustapha played the full 90 minutes against Southend United and Dagenham and Redbridge, before picking up his first point since making the move against Hartlepool United in a two-all draw. With those three consecutive appearances under his belt, Olagunju will now look to cement his place in the heart of the Ebbsfleet defence.


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