Huddersfield Town have recently completed a deal to sign Josh Ruffels on a two-year deal from League One side Oxford United.
Ruffels had been with the U’s since 2013, and made 316 appearances in total for them, over a eight-year spell with the club.
The defender caught the eye with a number of impressive performances for Karl Robinson’s side, as they finished sixth in the League One table this term.
He scored six goals and was on hand to provide six assists from his 47 appearances for Oxford United this season, although his efforts weren’t quite enough, as they missed out on promotion into the Championship after a defeat to Blackpool in their play-off semi-final.
Ruffels had been attracting interest from Nottingham Forest earlier this year, but Huddersfield Town have made their move and landed his signature early into the summer transfer window.
Carlos Corberan’s side finished 20th in the Championship table in the 2020/21 season, and the Terriers boss is clearly keen to add to his defensive options ahead of the new league campaign, which is set to get under way in August.
Ruffels took to Twitter following his move to the John Smith’s Stadium, and expressed his eagerness to get started on his new chapter.
— Josh Ruffels (@JRuffels93) June 10, 2021
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This is a smart bit of business by the Terriers.
Huddersfield weren’t exactly blessed with a considerable amount of options in defence heading into the summer, so it’s good to see them addressing that issue early into the transfer window.
Ruffels has shown that he can have a positive impact at both ends of the pitch as well, with the full-back scoring six goals, and being on hand to provide six assists for Oxford United in all competitions this term.
Huddersfield have done well to beat Nottingham Forest in striking a deal to sign the defender, and Ruffels will be hoping he can hit the ground running at the John Smith’s Stadium.