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Kian Harratt joins the Valiants on loan

7 January 2022

Port Vale Football Club is delighted to confirm Huddersfield Town striker Kian Harratt has agreed to sign for the Valiants on loan until the end of the season.

The 19-year-old joined Town’s Academy at Under-17 level ahead of the 2018/19 campaign, after impressing whilst in the Barnsley and Leeds United academy systems.
 
The Yorkshire born striker made an impact from the off at Huddersfield, immediately establishing himself within their Under-17 side and progressing to the Uner-19’s, finishing his first season at the club with 32 goals in 47 games.
 
An injury saw the start of his following campaign delayed, but he returned to action in the same fashion he ended the last, with his goalscoring form catching the eye of the club’s First Team Manager, Danny Cowley.  
 
Cowley brought the forward into the First Team mix and Harratt made his senior debut for the club off the bench in a local derby at home to Leeds United in December 2019.
 
Harratt’s next taste of senior football came later that same season as he went on a short-term loan to then National League side, Harrogate Town, during their promotion winning campaign.
 
The goalscoring form of Harratt has continued this season, as he’s already netted 16 times for the Huddersfield Town B Team, and two weeks ago was rewarded with a new long-term deal at the club, where he has also been training with the First Team under Head Coach Carlos Corberán. 
 
Manager Darrell Clarke said: “I’m absolutely buzzing to get Kian in, he’s been training with their first team most of this season and we didn’t think he was going to be available to be honest, we’ve been monitoring him for a little bit because he’s so well thought of.
 
"He’s already got 16 goals for their B Team this season whilst training with their First Team and we have the bonus that Dean Whitehead has already worked with him before, so we know all about his talent.
 
“He’s a very useful addition to our forward line who will offer us different options.”

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