Port Vale Sign Mustapha Olagunju on Loan

Port Vale have completed the loan signing of Mustapha Olangunja from Huddersfield Town, in a deal that runs until the end of the season – subject to EFL and FA clearance.

Port Vale add Mustapha Olagunju to Their Squad

Rose Through the Youth Ranks at Huddersfield Town

The centre-back heads to Staffordshire after recently making his senior debut for the Terriers in the Emirates FA Cup third-round defeat to Plymouth Argyle on January 9.

Olangunja his risen through the ranks at Huddersfield after playing in every game for the Terriers U17 side, before progressing through to the U19 squad and B team in 2019/20.

Prior to his move to West Yorkshire, the defender London-born defender has spent time with both the XYZ Academy and Kent Football United.

He has also been out on loan at both Tadcaster Albion and at Welling during the early part of his career.

Huddersfield academy manager Emyr Humphreys believes the defender will plenty from the experience and told htafc.com: “Mustapha deserves this chance and it’ll be a good opportunity for him.

“After experiencing men’s football at Tadcaster and Welling, this will be a great step for his development and one he will certainly learn a lot from.

“It will be a really good test for Mustapha and I’m sure he’ll relish it!”

Port Vale in Mid-Table

The Valiants occupy a mid-table position in League Two, and sit 15th with 32 points from their 27 games to date – eight adrift of Newport County in the play-off places.

They bounced back from back-to-back defeats against Walsall and Scunthorpe United with an emphatic 5-1 victory over Southend United on January 30.

Their next game sees Vale men travel to Prenton Park to face fifth-place Tranmere Rovers, and head into the match without a permanent manager after parting ways with John Askey on January 4.

First-team coach and former Manchester United and Leeds United midfielder, Danny Pugh, is currently in charge on an interim basis.

 

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