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Football operations chief Stuart Webber explains Huddersfield Town's loan deadline policy

The final emergency window closes on March 24

Stuart Webber says Huddersfield Town are only likely to make a signing before the loan deadline if it is for the long-term good of the club - or if they suffer an injury setback.

The Football League’s final emergency loan window (the system is being scrapped from next season) shuts next Thursday, March 24.

Town already have six loan players on the books, including the newly-arrived Wolves winger Rajiv van La Parra, who could be handed a debut in Saturday’s Championship derby at Leeds United.

That deal will be made permanent during the summer transfer window.

New Huddersfield Town loan signing Rajiv van La Parra

Football operations chief Webber explained: ““We already have six loan players, and of course only five can be named in a matchday squad.

“We will only make another loan signing if we feel it would help us further down the line by being made permanent, as with Rajiv.

“If the player concerned is a long-term target and becomes available, it could be we make a move.

“The only other scenario which might lead to a signing is if we lose a key player to injury and feel the need to replace him.

“Otherwise, we are happy with the squad, and we certainly don’t feel the need to sign a player for the sake of it.”

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Town, who are 18th in the table and six points above the relegation zone, have nine games to go.

The Leeds game is followed by an international break, with action resuming with a home game against Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday, April 2.

That’s the return of David Wagner’s first match as head coach, a 3-1 defeat at Hillsborough on November 21.


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