Huddersfield Town midfielder makes move to League of Ireland Premier Division with Dundalk
- Scott High joins Dundalk on loan
- Huddersfield Town midfielder to play in League of Ireland
- Comments from Sporting Director Mark Cartwright
Scott High has today joined League of Ireland Premier Division side Dundalk on loan for the remainder of the 2023/24 campaign.
Having spent the first half of the season in Scotland with Ross County before having the loan cut short due to injury, High has rehabilitated at the Millers Oils High Performance Complex before securing a new side for the remainder of the season.
An international at U21 level for Scotland, the midfielder has made 50 senior appearances for the Club to date. Named our Scholar of the Year in 2018 before becoming our Antoni’s Memorial Academy Player of the Year in 2019 as captain of our B Team, High was limited to just two substitute appearances for Ross County before returning to Town.
Scott will now spend the remainder of the campaign with Dundalk in the League of Ireland Premier Division, having returned to full fitness in recent weeks. The new season doesn’t begin until 16 February in Ireland with Dundalk opening their campaign away against Shamrock Rovers, meaning High will be able to link up with his new teammates during pre-season.
As the League of Ireland season runs from February to November and High has already turned out for Town and Ross County, the midfielder is able to play competitively for Dundalk without issue, as it is a brand new season for the Irish side in 2024.
Huddersfield Town Sporting Director Mark Cartwright commented:
“A combination of injury and a change of management limited Scott’s ability to play during the first half of the season while on loan, but having now worked hard with our staff to regain his fitness, there is plenty of time between now and the end of the season for him to play some meaningful football, which is exactly what he wants to do.
“We know that Scott has fantastic ability and attitude, to have played 50 senior games for the Club at just 22 years old is sign enough of that and is no small achievement. Playing regularly, enjoying his football and getting back into the rhythm of his game will do him the world of good, and just as we have with Brodie and Loick, he will be challenged to return to the Club ready to contribute at a First Team level.
“Expectations and pressure won’t be insignificant at a side like Dundalk, and the League of Ireland is a really competitive, exciting place to play. Having already played for ourselves and Ross County this season, making a move happen for Scott wasn’t as straight forward as usual, but we’re really pleased with how this window has unfolded for him. It’s time for Scott to take this opportunity with both hands, and we’ll be watching on to see how he progresses as always.”
Good luck, Scotty!