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21 March 2024

Club News


21 March 2024

Huddersfield Town goalkeeper Jacob Chapman joins Rochdale for remainder of 2023/24 season

- Jacob Chapman joins National League side Rochdale
- Huddersfield Town goalkeeper departs on loan
- Comments from Sporting Director Mark Cartwright

Jacob Chapman has today departed the Club on loan, joining up with National League side Rochdale until the conclusion of the 2023/24 season.

23-year-old Australian goalkeeper Chapman has enjoyed a breakthrough season with the Terriers, making his first two senior appearances between the sticks for Town since arriving from Marconi Stallions in Sydney five years ago as a teenager.

Recently returning to full fitness having missed some time with an ankle complaint, this will be Chapman’s fourth foray out on loan, with previously successful stints enjoyed with Ossett United, Gateshead and Salford City.

Joining up with Rochdale AFC until the end of their 2023/24 National League season, the Manchester based outfit currently sit in 10th position, three places and eight points shy of the Play-Offs with seven fixtures remaining.

Huddersfield Town Sporting Director Mark Cartwright commented:

“Jacob has needed to stand up and be counted a number of times this season, and has done so admirably on each occasion that he’s been asked to. Both as a back-up goalkeeper on our bench and as a starter due to injury, too, he has shown glimpses of his potential and what he’s made of.

“Sadly, with both Lee Nicholls and Chris Maxwell regaining full fitness and Jacob suffering his own injury setback at inopportune times for him, the opportunity to secure a loan in January was never an option. Having now trained consistently and played competitive minutes at B Team level, this opportunity with Rochdale has come at the perfect time.

“Nothing is as important as playing First Team football, and that’s something Jacob has a hunger to do. Rochdale have some big games between now and the end of their season with Play-Off ambitions in the National League, and we look forward to watching on to see how Jacob can contribute.”

Good luck, Chappers!

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