HUDDERSFIELD Town boss Lee Clark has moved to bolster his side’s rearguard for the promotion run-in with the loan signing of central defender Sean Morrison.
The 20-year-old has joined the club until the end of the season from Championship outfit Reading and provides cover for skipper Peter Clarke and Jamie McCombe, while Antony Kay continues his recovery from an ankle injury.
Clark was happy to finally get his man after tracking the defender during his time with Swindon.
Clark said: “Sean was of interest to us back in January, but he chose to go to Reading instead.
“That was understandable as they are a big club and they are challenging for promotion to the Premier League.
“We had tracked him for a long time so we know what he is all about, so when he became available we decided to move for him.
“He’s a very big, strong lad who is dominant in the air, but he’s also a good footballer when he has the time to play. His long throw will be a valuable attacking asset during the run-in too.”
Clark suggested Morrison could provide the perfect chance to give skipper Clarke a chance to address an on-going injury problem.
“Peter Clarke and Jamie McCombe are doing very well at the moment, but Peter has been carrying a back injury for the last couple of games – although from his performances you wouldn’t know it!” said Clark.
“Antony Kay would be next in line but he is also sidelined with an ankle injury, so I felt it was necessary to bring another centre back in.”
Morrison will wear the number 27 shirt during his time with Town and he said: “I first heard about the move around a week ago, but at the time Reading had a few injuries and weren’t too keen on letting me go.
“However, the international break is giving a few of the other centre backs the chance to regain fitness, so this is a great chance for me to come and play games and hopefully help Huddersfield on their way to promotion.
“Reading brought me in during January so that I can get used to the place, but with one eye on next season – now I am here I want to play as much as possible and show everyone what I can do.
“I know quite a lot about Huddersfield from last season – in fact I scored against them in a win 1-0 at Swindon!
“In those games you could see they were a brilliant team, just as the set-up here is brilliant. Huddersfield is a club heading in the right direction and I’m excited to be here. I can’t wait to get started on Sunday against Notts County.”