Huddersfield Town have announced the signing of goalkeeper Luke Coddington from Middlesbrough.

The 20-year-old stopper will work with Frankie Bunn's Development Squad, with two new keepers still to arrive for the first team set-up.

The grandson of former Town captain John Coddington, Luke signed a one year deal with the club having the option of an extra year and will join on July 1 following his release from Boro.

While he didn't make a senior appearance at the Riverside, he was a regular in the u21 group, who play in the u21 Premier League as a Category I Academy.

We asked Middlesbrough Gazette reporter Jonathon Taylor for his verdict on the young keeper and his potential to make an impact at Town.

Jonathon Taylor on Luke Coddington's potential

"Coddington has always been a safe pair of hands for the club's second-string.

One thing you can be certain of is that he will have had the best possible education at Boro's renowned Academy, and has shown great signs of development over the last few seasons.

Can he stake a claim for a first-team role? At the age of 20, you'd have to see no reason why not. It's now all down to the player and whether he can impress David Wagner and the Huddersfield staff in training.

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He's competent under the aerial ball, and a good shot-stopper - I've yet to see a weakness in his game.

But as we all know, Under-21 football and a first-team environment are a world apart. He needs to now build on his solid education and take that to the next level.

They say a great goalkeeper acts as a real organiser of a defence, and that's something that will come with experience.

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His decision-making has looked sound every time I've watched him at Under-21 level, so he will now be encouraged to be more vocal on the pitch.

Although he is working with the u21s, his aim will be to go further.

He will look at the likes of Connor Ripley, an Academy teammate who last season broke onto the bench of Boro's first-team, and who has this season excelled on loan at SPL side Motherwell.

Middlesbrough goalkeeper Luke Coddington had a trial at Huddersfield Town
Middlesbrough goalkeeper Luke Coddington had a trial at Huddersfield Town

Coddington has plenty of years ahead of him, and will have learnt a lot from the last couple of years.

Last season, Boro Under-21s won a historic treble, while this season they lifted the North Riding Senior Cup, but were relegated.

Can he make the push to become a first-team regular? Of course, but now it's down to his application on the training ground - and when he does get an audition in front of David Wagner, he has to take it."