Huddersfield Town are preparing for Sunday’s play-off final against Nottingham Forest at Wembley, in what is a huge occasion for the club.
For the recruitment team, plans will already be in place ahead of the game, with Cheltenham Town’s Will Boyle believed to be a target.
The centre-back has been outstanding in League One this season and with his contract expiring in the coming weeks, a departure is inevitable, with the Terriers known to be real admirers and heading the queue to bring the 26-year-old in.
And, here we assess the potential transfer from Huddersfield’s perspective…
Is it a good potential move?
In truth, this probably depends on how the play-off final goes.
If Carlos Corberan’s side are in the Premier League then it would be a big step up for the player and the boss might want someone with experience at the higher level.
But, if they are in the Championship it seems like a smart move. Boyle is ready to play in the second tier and available on a free, so it makes financial sense.
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Would he start?
This is a tough one. It seems highly unlikely that Levi Colwill will spend another season in the Championship after his terrific loan spell from Chelsea, so that would potentially open up a space in the team.
Yet, Matty Pearson and Tom Lees have been outstanding, with Naby Sarr also impressing as well.
So, Boyle would face a battle to get into the XI but he would provide more depth, which will be needed, and he would back himself to make his mark when any opportunities come his way.
What does he offer?
Perhaps unsurprisingly for a player who has played predominantly in the lower leagues, Boyle is a no-nonsense centre-back who can physically dominate the striker.
He is excellent in the air and attacks the ball well, which also shows in the opposition box, as he’s managed ten goals in his past 60 league games across two seasons.
So, Boyle would bring a lot to the defence and, like Pearson and Lees, could become a fans favourite.