Last season, in the Sky Bet Championship, Huddersfield Town played a solid brand of football that, at the season’s end, saw them promoted to the Premier League.
It was a journey across the season for the West Yorkshire side where a sparkling start saw them head the table in the early stages of the season. Dips in form weren’t catastrophic for the Terriers, who eventually cemented a place in the play-offs that eventually led to their successful promotion to English football’s top-tier competition – the Premier League.
Town were driven by players such as the impressive Manchester City loanee Aaron Mooy, who sublime skill dominated midfield. There was also the ‘German influence’ with players such as Elias Kachunga, Michael Hefele, Chris Lowe, Christopher Schindler and Colin Quaner who were brought in by head coach David Wagner as an integral piece of the so-called Wagner revolution.
But behind all of them, holding it all together as the last line of defence was on-loan Liverpool keeper Danny Ward. Now Sun journalist Alan Nixon says on his personal Twitter feed (below) that the Terriers might have a chance at bringing the 23-year-old back for their inaugural Premier League campaign.
Whilst on loan from Liverpool, Ward played 46 games for Huddersfield, 43 of these coming in their Sky Bet Championship league campaign. In these 43 games he conceded 52 times, or an average of 1.2 goals conceded per appearance. More importantly though the young Liverpool stopper, who came the Reds after being bought from Welsh side Wrexham in 2012 for £100,000, kept 11 clean sheets in the league. He also saved the final Reading penalty at Wembley that saw Huddersfield promoted.