Huddersfield Town Academy product Joe Wright has joined Doncaster Rovers this summer - after deciding last January to depart the John Smith's Stadium.

The centre back joined Town at u16 level in 2010 but was unable to force his way into the first team frame and didn't make a senior appearance.

Wright, 21, spent time on loan at Accrington Stanley last term and revealed he was being watched by other clubs during his stay with the League Two club.

And he will join Doncaster when his contract with Town expires on June 30.

The defender was an unused sub for Town four times, and revealed he made the decision to turn down the offer of a new deal at the John Smith's Stadium due to a desire for regular, first team football.

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Town will be due compensation.

“I was offered a contract at Huddersfield but personally I didn’t think it was one that would benefit myself," said Wright.

“I came to the decision that I wanted to leave the club in January, so I had clubs watching me while I was playing for Accrington.

“Unfortunately I did get injured in February but obviously the gaffer at Doncaster has shown enough faith in me to offer me a contract and it’s one I’m delighted to sign and I’m looking forward to my future at the club.

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“I’d had a taste of first team football at Accrington and it was something that I enjoyed and I thought that would benefit me a lot more than playing at Huddersfield. First team football is what I need.

“I enjoyed my time at Accrington and I’m very thankful to the manager there, John Coleman, for giving me that opportunity, and I’m obviously thankful now for the opportunity that I have got at Doncaster.”