Left back James Husband has returned to parent club Middlesbrough following the conclusion of his loan spell with Championship rivals Huddersfield Town.

The 22-year-old spent featured 12 times, including ten starts, for David Wagner’s side over two separate spells since originally joining in January.

One of Husband’s final acts for the Terriers was supplying a cross for Jamie Paterson’s in the weekend draw with Hull City at the John Smith’s Stadium. Former Borussia Dortmund coach Wagner has been very complimentary about the full back’s involvement with the club,

“James performed well for us during his four months at the Club; he has really helped us at a time when we needed a second specialist left back in our group. His attributes fitted our style and identity on the pitch.
 
“He now has to go back to Middlesbrough as we cannot keep him for any longer and I’d like to wish him the best of luck.
 
“I must also say thank you to Aitor Karanka and Middlesbrough for allowing James to come and play for us.”
His recall means an extended run in the team is likely for Jason Davidson. With Kaiserslautern left back Chris Lowe already signed for next season, the Australian now needs to stamp his authority on this position.
Husband spent time out on loan with Fulham earlier this season, mainly dislodge first-choice left back George Friend from that slot at the Riverside Stadium. However Aitor Karanka has told Gazette Live of his delight at welcoming Husband back into the fold and says he could still have a big role to play in the remainder of the campaign,

“But he’s (Husband) now back with us and is one of us. (He’s training) and is one more option for the team, and in this moment we need everyone with us.

“When you have a lot of games, sometimes you can have 90 minutes in your legs but now 90 minutes in your head is difficult.

“So with (Husband) we have another option. It’s good as he’s a good lad and a very good professional.”

There is a chance that Husband could be involved in Karanka’s squad when Middlesbrough play Reading on Tuesday night.


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