Joel Coleman joins from Huddersfield Town
Shrewsbury Town are delighted to announce the signing of Goalkeeper Joel Coleman on a season-long loan deal from Huddersfield Town.
The 6ft 6inch ‘keeper has been involved with the Terriers throughout pre-season, but will now join up with John Askey’s squad before their final friendly against Port Vale on Saturday.
The 22-year-old started his career with Oldham Athletic, coming through the youth ranks and going onto play 45 times in the first-team.
His good form caught the eye of Huddersfield, who signed him for an undisclosed fee on a three-year deal in June 2016.
Joel has gone onto make 14 first-team appearances for Huddersfield over the last two years, but will now search for more regular football with Shrewsbury.
“I’m so pleased,” the goalkeeper said. “I’m looking forward to getting started and getting training with the boys today.
“Hopefully I’ll get a game tomorrow in the last pre-season game to get used to the style of how Shrewsbury play and I’m looking forward to next week.
“I need to be playing because the last two years I haven’t really played as much as I wanted.
“This is a perfect opportunity for me to showcase my talents and get consistency back in my game and show everyone what I’m about.”
Coleman is pleased to be at a Club where he felt needed and feels that will help him push on during the season.
“It’s been perfect knowing that Shrewsbury wanted be from the start of pre-season,” Joel said.
“It has been a long wait but I’m glad it’s over the line and I’m ready to get started now.
“I’ve not been in the public eye as much because I didn’t really play but it was a good experience being a number two but I’ve learnt a lot from last year so hopefully I can put it into practice this year.
“I’m looking forward to seeing how the goalkeepers run here and see what everyone’s about and looking forward to getting started”