Jason Puncheon backed for instant impact at Huddersfield Town after loan switch

BY RICHARD CAWLEY

Huddersfield Town boss David Wagner is backing Jason Puncheon to make an instant impact after signing on loan from Crystal Palace.

The midfielder is out of contract at the end of the season.

Wagner told Huddersfield Town’s official website: “It is clear that we want to add quality and options to our midfield areas in this January transfer window and I’m sure many of our supporters know about Jason from his years playing in the Premier League.

“It is important that our additions in January have the ability to arrive and make an immediate impact in our team, which I’m sure Jason can. He has played in this division for nearly a decade now and knows what it takes to be successful.

“As well as being a very good player, he is a great character. He has been the captain of Crystal Palace and is a real leader in the dressing room, which is something we wanted to add too.

“He’s now totally fit after the knee injury that he suffered last season and he’s been very keen to come here and show that he is still capable of performing at the top level, which is great news for us. I’m really excited about working with him to help him understand our way of play.”

Jordon Mutch has had his contract terminated by mutual consent.

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