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Alan Nixon issues message on 21-year-old Huddersfield Town target

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Huddersfield Town are not resting on the laurels of their 2021/22 Championship play-off final defeat and instead the recruitment drive in underway at the John Smith’s Stadium.

Halifax Town defender Jesse Debrah is on the Terriers’ radar, according to The Sun’s Alan Nixon, after the Shaymen’s impressive fourth placed finish in the National League.

Nixon took to Twitter to explain his stance on the deal.

He wrote: “Huddersfield want him … others too … depends who sorts it first … and whether they sign to play him or sign to loan him out.”

With Levi Colwill returning to his parent club and Naby Sarr being released at the end of his contract, defensive reinforcements will be needed for Carlos Corberan to continue with his trusted three at the back formation next term.

Debrah, 21, should definitely be afforded time to adjust to the step up if considered part of the first team next season, with Sorba Thomas leading by example at the club, in terms of what can be achieved shortly after making the three division jump from the National League to the second tier.

Debrah is a product of the Millwall youth setup and was part of a Lions matchday squad in 2018/19, that experience and competitive environment should stand him in good stead to adjust to EFL football this upcoming season.

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The Terriers have set very high standards for themselves where recruitment is concerned, and therefore their actions in the transfer market will be scrutinised further this summer.

With Thomas paving the way for National League players to become leading stars of the EFL in such a short space of time, Huddersfield will be looked on as a favourable destination to make that initial step up.

The standard of the fifth tier of English football has increased significantly in the last few years, and there is not an enormous difference in quality between the National League and League Two.

Therefore, Debrah being a top fifth tier centre back should see him slot into EFL life with very little fuss next term.


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