Huddersfield Town striker Kyle Hudlin is the subject of loan interest from a number of League One sides, and he may suit Paul Warne’s Derby County side to a tee.
Darren Witcoop shared this morning that clubs from the third tier are keen on securing Hudlin’s services on a temporary basis, but that the Terriers are currently undecided on whether they are to allow the 6ft 9ins striker to depart on loan again this season.
Dubbed Britain’s tallest outfield pro, for painstakingly obvious reasons, the 23-year-old signed for Huddersfield from National League outfit Solihull Moors last summer. He initially linked up with the Terriers’ B team after signing a two-year deal.
Later that month he moved on loan to AFC Wimbledon in League Two where he scored four goals and registered one assist in 18 appearances before being recalled by his parent club in January.
Despite returning to Huddersfield, Hudlin is yet to make a competitive appearance for the club. He has, however, featured and scored in pre-season alongside being involved with the Terriers’ media day for the upcoming campaign.
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No specific sides have been credited with an interest in the towering forward labelled a ‘threat’ by Wimbledon manager Johnnie Jackson, though it would not be a surprise if he had been earmarked by the Rams.
Derby boss Warne is desperate to add another striker to his ranks before the season starts next weekend, and Hudlin’s profile may well be of interest to him.
Would Hudlin be a good fit?
The Rams’ gaffer has frequently expressed his admiration for goals scored from crosses and set pieces, so it would be a shock if the Huddersfield man had not crossed his mind. It is an area of Derby’s game which Warne drastically wants to improve, and Hudlin would no doubt aid the side in that department.
James Collins and Conor Washington are the only two senior strikers currently on the books at Pride Park. Collins has been in fine form during pre-season, with Washington yet to feature since his arrival from Rotherham United due to an injury that he is recovering from.
Warne requires a different option up top, it may well be worth a punt.
Multiple reports have linked fellow Huddersfield striker Jordan Rhodes to the Rams this past week, but Derby could certainly benefit from the two Terriers making their way to the East Midlands this summer.
Hudlin is perhaps one to keep an eye on.