Huddersfield Forward Quaner Linked
Sunday, 6th Jan 2019 10:24
Huddersfield forward Collin Quaner is reportedly among Town’s January targets, while the Blues are also keeping tabs on Boreham Wood keeper Ryan Huddart.
According to the Sunday Mirror Town are hoping to sign Quaner along with Cardiff’s Anthony Pilkington, who as previously reported is understood to be in talks regarding a loan move.
Düsseldorf-born Quaner, 27, was with his local club Fortuna as a youngster but only ever featured for their second team before moving on to Arminia Bielefeld, FC Ingolstadt, Hansa Rostock (loan), VfR Aalen and then Union Berlin.
The 6ft 3in forward, who plays down the centre or, as has usually been the case with the Terriers, out wide, moved to Huddersfield in January 2017, signing a three-and-a-half-year deal and featured throughout the rest of that season - 12 starts, 10 sub appearances - as the Terriers won promotion to the Premier League via the play-offs, adding three goals to the nine he had scored for Union in the first half of the campaign.
Last season he made 13 starts and 13 sub appearances in the Premier League, in addition to five cup starts, without scoring. During 2018/19, Quaner has made only two sub appearances in the Premier League.
Another big frontman may well still be on manager Paul Lambert’s January wish list despite having recruited Will Keane from Hull City on loan on Friday. Quaner’s name has been floating around social media for several days in connection with Town.
Keeper Huddart joined Vanarama National League Boreham Wood after being released by Arsenal in the summer.
The Blues are understood to have been keeping a watching brief on the 21-year-old, who previously had a spell on loan at Eastleigh.
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|Taricco_Fan added 10:36 - Jan 6|
2 in 42 at Huddersfield according to Wiki.
A Quaner-Keane partnership should be fruitful.
|ChestnutSe added 10:39 - Jan 6|
What did Monty Python say "always look on the ..........
|Pecker added 10:41 - Jan 6|
A striker who doesn't score isn't exactly what I was hoping for, but hay ho.
|bedsitfc added 10:45 - Jan 6|
We aren’t going to be able to Someone banging in goals every week their clubs wouldn’t allow them to leave.
|blueconscience added 10:49 - Jan 6|
No better than what we already have. That is what to expect with Evans’ level of investment.
|Northstandveteran added 10:50 - Jan 6|
Too little, too late.
Don't go spending good money after bad.
Accept relegation and at the end of the season, start the rebuild and get the players in that you really want to launch a promotion challenge Paul.
|Pecker added 10:57 - Jan 6|
bedsitfc. I understand that, but he hasn't been "banging in goals" at any level he has played.
|Len_Brennan added 11:01 - Jan 6|
We definitely need height & a presence up front, but the lack of links to any goalscorers is worrying. A centre forward isn't all about goals these days, particularly with the new systems of attackers joining in from behind & the sides, but even Chelsea, with all their world class options have suffered by not having a scoring out & out forward to play week in, week out.
I know he has previous with us (thanks to the Dark Lord) & his last spell in England didn't go well, but when I hear that Ross McCormack is about to join Motherwell for the rest of the season, I can't help thinking that there's a guy who could score 10 goals in the Championship between now & May, if he was given reasonable service.
|Taricco_Fan added 11:06 - Jan 6|
I think we all understand the club's predicament. Proven talent won't come here now and we probably couldn't afford them anyway.
It's cast-offs and players looking for one more opportunity at this level. Just have to hope they come good.
|Stadiumofdark added 11:19 - Jan 6|
He's be exactly what we need.... as long as we get someone who can cross / pass to him. Edwards isn't good enough.
|Cakeman added 11:26 - Jan 6|
Out and out goal scorers at unlikely to be made available. I don’t mind who we get as anyone is worth a try. Someone of the Francis Jeffers mould would be ideal. I know he is well past it now but he was very effective when we had him with us for a few weeks.
|algarvefan added 11:30 - Jan 6|
In respect of keepers, currently neither are good enough, so why not take a punt for next season with him and Wrighty Jnr.
|blueboy1981 added 11:35 - Jan 6|
........ just stop it - who really wants to know such rubbish, which is what most of it will be.
|Stewart27 added 11:47 - Jan 6|
Unfortunately this is the hand we’ve been dealt by our owner. Bargain basement scraps, loans and freebies. No decent or even half decent footballer is going to want to come to our club. The damage was some years ago through shambolic ownership and management of the club. We never strengthened in January 2015.
|unknown100 added 12:02 - Jan 6|
Huwes was a "reject that couldn't get in his club" as I remember and look how well he did for us, let him get who he wants in and then if they are terrible, you can judge
|dukey44 added 12:07 - Jan 6|
Murphy has never really scored loads of goals where he goes but he had one good season here so why can't another big lad score lots?
|braveblue added 12:14 - Jan 6|
The Murphy example is funny. It happened once so get loaners in who don’t score and hope the same thing happens again!! The only reason we get these players in is Evans. He will spend a pittance this month.
|brittaniaman added 12:30 - Jan 6|
Makes one wonder wether we should have kept Kieffer Moore now ????
|dirtydingusmagee added 12:54 - Jan 6|
i wonder how many times Ray Crawford has turned down Evans's offers .
|budgieplucker added 12:58 - Jan 6|
Kieffer Moore was one of the top goal scorers in Division 1 last year before he moved to Barnsley. So far this year he has 11 goals.
The starting price for a Division 1 player moving up to Championship seems to be about 750k which is what we got for Kieffer. I would suggest a goal scorer will probably command more than that now given that we paid 1.6 million for Kayden Jackson who whilst has scored a couple of good goals has looked like a fish out if water in the Championship. Given that it was probably already certain at this time last year that McGoldrick was going to be let go then quite frankly we should have left Kieffer on loan with Rotherham to the end of the season and brought him back as a squad player.
We seemed to be obsessed in playing bargain hunt like the antiques tv show, and just because we made a massive profit on the player it seems people were over the moon at getting this sort of return. Strikers are hard to come by and whilst I think you can replace some positions far easier than others a 6ft 5 striker is always going to give you something that a much shorter striker cannot and that’s putting the defence under greater pressure with balls played into the box. I am not saying Kieffer would have necessarily been a success at Championship level but at the moment when we have paid 750k for Donacien and spent over 2 million on Harrison and Jackson which are as much a gamble as having kept Kieffer then the 750k that we got for him doesn’t look like a a great deal after all.
|blueherts added 13:04 - Jan 6|
Jayden Stockley cost 750K from Exeter to Preston 35 in 68 - Good strike rate
Kayden Jackson cost 1.6m 16 in 45
|blueherts added 13:08 - Jan 6|
How much would Aneke be at MK Dons ?
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