Huddersfield Town players off to Oxford United and Chesterfield on loan
Jul 28 2010 by Mel Booth, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
TWO of Huddersfield Town’s top young prospects are being loaned for six months to League II clubs.
The 19-year old defender Leigh Franks (pictured) will be at newly-promoted Oxford United with ex-Town keeper Simon Eastwood until January 3.
And right-sided defender or midfielder Jack Hunt is joining Chesterfield at their new b2net Stadium for the same period.
Town manager Lee Clark said: “Getting the young professionals out on loan is something I’ve always wanted to do; they need to be out playing at a good level where winning matters.
“At reserve-team level the result isn’t always the important thing, but now it will be very important.
“It’s important that I see the lads in this environment and we will be going to watch them on a regular basis to compile dossiers on them.
“In January we should know whether all three – James Spencer is already at Morecambe – are going to be Huddersfield Town players or not.”
Franks joined Town as a 16-year-old from Bridlington Town and impressed enough to earn full terms.
“It will be a terrific learning curve for Leigh,” said Clark.