SIMON GRAYSON will give Jimmy Spencer the chance to impress for Huddersfield Town during this pre-season.
While his Galpharm teammates were celebrating their Wembley win in the League I play-off final, the loaned-out striker suffered defeat in the League II showpiece as Cheltenham went down 2-0 against Crewe.
The 20-year-old went on off the bench at the national stadium to make a 50th appearance for the Robins, where he spent the entire season and scored 11 goals.
Spencer, who went to Whaddon Road after playing during Town’s pre-season tour of Scotland 12 months ago, is keen to make his mark at the Galpharm, where he came through the academy.
The Leeds-born player, who was once the subject of a six-figure bid from Manchester City and has also had loan spells at Northwich and Morecambe, said: “Huddersfield Town is my club and I want to try and get in the first team.
“I have another year on my contract and I need show them what I can do.”
On his time down at Cheltenham, he admitted: “I wanted to reach double figures so I am happy to get there, but I have had chances and I should probably be on 17 or 18 at least.”
Grayson, whose new Championship signings Sean Scannell, Paul Dixon, Oliver Norwood and Adam Clayton report back with the rest of the squad on Thursday, said: “We’ve had Jimmy watched and I’ve been checking him out on DVD.
“I’m looking forward to seeing him in the flesh and he’ll have the chance to force his way into our plans during pre-season.”