Huddersfield Town Sign League One Defender

Huddersfield Town

Huddersfield Town have confirmed their first signing of the summer window with Will Boyle returning to his first club from Cheltenham Town.

Will Boyle Signs for Huddersfield Town

Centre Back Returns To the Terriers

Huddersfield Town’s first signing of the summer transfer window has been announced. 26-year-old Boyle joins the Terriers on July 1 as a free agent. The centre back returns to Town having joined Cheltenham Town in 2017. The Robins wanted to keep the talented centre back, but Boyle rejected a new contract with the Sky Bet League One side.

Stepping up to the Championship and returning to the club where he started his career, Boyle originally joined the Terriers in their academy at U15 level, before progressing through the ranks and making his debut as a substitute against Reading in 2015.

Great Signing for Huddersfield Town

Boyle is a great first signing of the summer for Huddersfield Town. With Naby Sarr and loanee Levi Colwill departing the Terriers at the end of the season, a new centre back was always on the cards for the Championship club.

Boyle looks to be ready for the step up. Having secured promotion with the Robins in the 2020/21 season, Boyle played most of the season with Cheltenham. The Robins ended the season 15th in League One. The 26-year-old centre back is ready for a new challenge.

Huddersfield Town Head of Football Operations Leigh Bromby said on Town’s website: “This is a big opportunity for him to show he can play at Sky Bet Championship level – something I know he is determined to prove from our conversations.

“Getting this deal agreed long before the start of pre-season gives him every chance to prepare for this challenge.”

Getting the signings in early is ideal for Huddersfield, they can use the pre-season to adapt the new players to their style, and with the experienced players from the previous season around, it won’t take long for Boyle to settle back in.

Hopefully, this is just the start of the signings for the Terriers, as they will hope to push for automatic promotion next season. Terriers fans will not want to go through another playoff final following their defeat against Nottingham Forest at Wembley.