Middlesbrough left back James Husband is a loan target for Huddersfield Town as David Wagner looks to bolster his defensive options.

After losing the battle to extend Ben Chilwell's loan deal from Leicester, sources suggest Wagner has turned to the 22-year-old former Leeds player to provide competition for Australian international Jason Davidson.

Husband moved to Boro in July 2014 but struggled to make an impact on Aitor Karanka's first team plans. He joined Fulham on loan for the latter part of the 2014/15 season and again at the start of this term, making 12 appearances for the Cottagers.

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Town have done multiple deals with Boro in recent seasons with Mustapha Carayol the latest to move between the two clubs last summer, although he was allowed to return to the North East this month.

Husband was born in Leeds and, after coming through the Leeds United Academy, he moved to Doncaster Rovers and signed a two-year scholarship terms in the summer of 2010.

He signed his first professional contract in November 2011, on a two and a half year deal, after reported interest from Premier League clubs.

He made his first team debut in April 2012, in a 0–0 draw with Middlesbrough, coming on as a second-half substitute, and his first start four days later as Doncaster beat Coventry City 2–0.