Huddersfield Town are being strongly linked with former Fulham and England Under 21 full-back Matthew Briggs.

It seems the out-of-contract 23-year-old left-sided player is set to swap Wandsworth, his birthplace, for West Yorkshire in another boost for Mark Robins.

Town’s boss has already landed right-back Lee Peltier.

Now Briggs, who took Town striker James Vaughan’s record, set with Everton, as the youngest ever Premier League player when he faced Middlesbrough on Teesside aged 16 years, 65 days in May 2007, looked destined for the club.

It’s believed he has been at PPG Canalside for talks and he has said he is “looking forward to the new challenge waiting for me up North”.

Briggs is primarily a left-back, but like Peltier, can also play as a centre-back in a three or in midfield.

That type of versatility appeals to Town, who have been linked with a number of left-back since the end of last season.

Briggs, who would provide competition for Scotland international Paul Dixon, has made 22 starts and seven substitute appearances for Fulham.

Seven of those starts were in the Premier League, the first against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in November 2010.

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Briggs made 10 Europa League appearances in 2011-12 and scored his sole Fulham goal in the 3-1 win over Crusaders in Belfast.

He has had loan spells at Orient, Peterborough, Bristol City and Watford, where he played alongside current Town midfielder Jonathan Hogg in a team which reached the Championship play-off final.

Also eligible to represent Guyana, Briggs played for England at Under 16, 17, 19 and 20 level and made his Under 21 debut in the 6-0 win over Azerbaijan at Watford in September 2011.

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