Neil Warnock confirms Huddersfield Town transfer stance on free agent

Neil Warnock confirms Huddersfield Town transfer stance on free agents amid Junior Hoilett links
Huddersfield Town signed four players in the summer transfer window, but Neil Warnock was left frustrated after the Championship club missed out on signing a striker.
Neil Warnock has played down the prospect of Huddersfield Town dipping into the free agents market to bolster his attacking options. It is well-documented the Terriers would have liked to have added another striker to their ranks before the summer transfer window closed.

Warnock recently revealed a move to sign a new centre-forward fell through, leaving him with just Danny Ward, Kian Harratt and Kyle Hudlin to choose from up front. Youngsters Harratt and Hudlin remain relatively untried and untested at Championship level.

Speaking at his press briefing ahead of Saturday’s Yorkshire derby with Rotherham United, Warnock said the free agents market is “still an option” for Town. But the Terriers boss told Yorkshire Live: “I don’t see anyone on the free agents market that I would want to put in before Kian [Harratt] and [Kyle] Hudlin. I don’t see the point of that really.

“I’m sure I will get phone calls every day about the free market but I don’t want to spoil anything. The lads have done really well and deserve to be in and around the first team.”

One player who Town have been heavily linked with is Junior Hoilett. The experienced wide man is still without a club after leaving Reading.

Warnock knows Hoilett well, having worked closely with him at Queens Park Rangers and Cardiff City. There was plenty of talk in August of Town potentially offering Hoilett a deal. The 33-year-old did briefly train with the Championship club.

Warnock said: “We are alright in that position. I let Junior come up and train for a week just to give him a bit of fitness.

“But when you look at what we have in wide areas right and left, I think we are more than comfortable there. That’s not the area that we wanted to bring a player in.

“I wouldn’t do anything on sympathy or favouritism. He did look sharp, if I am honest, and I’m sure Junior will get a club now that the window is closed.

“Some of these lads will definitely get snapped up but I don’t think that’s our priority.”

Reports in Canada suggest Hoilett is now closing in on a move to Vancouver Whitecaps.

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