Huddersfield Town have completed the loan signing of left back James Husband from Middlesbrough. He joins on an initial one-month loan and is eligible to play in tomorrow’s FA Cup tie with Championship rivals Reading.
The 22-year-old had spent the first half of the season on loan at Fulham but the change of manager at the Craven Cottage club led to them not looking to extend that deal. Yesterday we covered the story about how Boro boss Aitor Karanka revealed that Husband was set to join the Terriers.
Huddersfield Head Coach David Wagner had been looking for a left back this month and is now a happy man now that wish has been granted,
“Now that Ben Chilwell has returned to Leicester City, one of our targets in this winter window was to bring in another left back with Jason Davidson the only specialist in our squad.
James is a player that the club watched over a long period of time and it is good that we could act so quickly when he was available. I must say thank you to Aitor Karanka and Middlesbrough for the speed of our negotiations too.
From what I’ve seen from him during his loan period at Fulham, he has attributes that will work in our style. I look forward to working with James on the training pitch and helping him to understand our ideas.”
Husband, who will wear the number 15 shirt at John Smith’s Stadium, is expected to make his debut in the cup versus Reading. Although he has struggled to dislodge George Friend from the Riverside Stadium left back berth, he is still relatively match-fit after his spell at Craven Cottage last year.
He also played a big part in the Doncaster Rovers side which earned promotion into the Championship in 2013, before joining Middlesbrough in a swap deal with Curtis Main and an undisclosed fee.