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CONFIRMED: Defender Williams arrives from Huddersfield

Jordan Williams joins on a season-long loan from Premiership Huddersfield Town.

25 August 2017

Huddersfield Town Academy scholar Jordan Williams signed his first professional contract at the Club during the 2016/17 season. Jordan, who hails from Meltham, joined Town’s Academy at nine years old and signed the deal upon turning 17.

The contract runs until 30 June 2019, at which point the Club has the option to extend for a further season. Still a first-year scholar, Jordan is a regular feature in Senior Professional Development Coach Frankie Bunn’s Town Under-23 team this season, making 27 appearances and scoring one goal.

He also played a large part in the Under-21 side that won the Professional Development League title at the conclusion of the 2015/16 campaign.

During pre-season of the 2016/17 season, Jordan went to Austria with David Wagner’s First Team squad and featured as a substitute in the pre-season friendly draw against Bundesliga side Werder Bremen.

More recently, the right back – who can also play centre half if required – has earned his first two caps for England’s Under-18 side during an international tournament in the North West.

Speaking this afternoon, Manager Lee Clark said: “Jordan is a player that we have watched a few times, we knew about him before the season started, and made contact with Huddersfield after he impressed me in the pre-season game.

“They had Tommy Smith injured at the time and didn’t really want to let him out.  David Wagner and his staff think very highly of Jordan, so we have kept asking and kept in touch with Huddersfield.

“I went to watch him make his debut in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday and he was outstanding.  Huddersfield have high hopes for him and they have turned down substantial offers for him from Premier League clubs.

“We are delighted to have him here, he is a young boy with a terrific future, and thankfully Huddersfield has seen that we can help him with his development.”

Jordan will be with the club until 31 May 2018 and will take squad number 12 during his season with the Shakers.

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