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Huddersfield Town completed the signing of goalkeeper Joel Coleman from Sky Bet League 1 club Oldham Athletic in early June 2016.
The 20 year-old ‘keeper joined for an undisclosed fee and put pen to paper on a three year contract, with the Club having the option on a fourth season.
Standing at 6’ 4” tall, Coleman has played nearly 50 games for the Latics ahead of his arrival since breaking into the First Team setup in March 2015.
Bolton-born Joel came through the youth setup at Boundary Park having joined as an 11 year-old. He was part of the Under-18 side that won the Lancashire FA Youth Cup before turning professional in June 2014, signing a two year contract.
Joel’s debut followed on 18 March 2015, when he replaced Jake Kean as a 57th minute substitute in a Sky Bet League 1 game at home to Milton Keynes Dons. His full debut followed three days later, when he kept a clean sheet in a 1-0 win at Crewe Alexandra. Another clean sheet followed, earning him the Club’s March 2015 ‘Player of the Month’ accolade.
Joel displaced Kean from the team and finished that season with 10 starts and one substitute appearance, which he built on as a regular in the Latics’ League 1 campaign last term. He will arrive at the John Smith’s Stadium with a total of 44 League 1 and FA Cup starts under his belt, during which he has kept 17 clean sheets.
Oldham Athletic took the Club option to extend his contract into the 2016/17 season, meaning Coleman moves to Town for an undisclosed fee.