Date: 23rd May 2016 at 5:12pm
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They already signed Alex Smithies from Huddersfield last August, before Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink became the QPR boss with him said to be interested in Joel Lynch himself now though?

Although as the Examiner has reported there’s ‘no need to sell for financial reasons’ and the defender hasn’t shown an interest in leaving the John Smith’s Stadium.

That doesn’t mean this isn’t going to happen mind!

Former Nottingham Forest defender Lynch (who might have been at the City Ground when Hasselbaink was a coach?) is under contract with Town until next summer but with him having ability links to others, such as QPR, isn’t surprising not David Wagner will want to sell him will he?

We’ll see how things unfold with the 28-year-old Welsh international this summer.

German central defender Michael Hefele has been signed from Dynamo Dresden by Wagner and we secured captain Mark Hudson on a long-term contract not to mention we’ve also got Martin Cranie who can easily play in central defence so we’ve got options regardless.

One that will be at Huddersfield next season is Luke Coddington.

The 20-year-old ‘keeper signing from Middlesbrough when his contract with the Premier League bound club expiring at the end of next month, he’ll link up with the Development Squad initially after signing a one-year deal.

After his confirmed arrival last week Town’s Head of Goalkeeping Nick Colgan told the Official Website.

‘We are clear in how many goalkeepers we want at the Club and we`re looking to recruit to our Under-21 group; goalkeepers with a decent pedigree and the potential to kick on. Luke came into train with us and you could see he is a talented boy, which is why he`s been capped by England at lower age groups. He has had a lack of game time, but we like what we have seen and he is a decent addition to our Under-21 group. The ball is now in Luke`s court to work hard every day and to keep progressing.’

Luke is the grandson John Coddington, the former Town captain who spent 12-years with the club from the 1950s making over 350 appearances.

If his grandson can go on to make a fraction of those it’ll be some achievement!


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