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Matty Daly signs on loan for the 2022/23 season

27/06/22

We are delighted to announce our seventh signing of the Summer as Matty Daly arrives on a season long loan from Huddersfield.

The 21-year-old enjoyed productive loan spells in League Two last season, first with Hartlepool, then Bradford City.

During Daly’s first loan spell at Victoria Park the attacking midfielder won a lot of admirers, providing seven goals and departed in January as the club’s top scorer, including the winning goal on Harrogate’s visit to Victoria Park.

After 27 appearances, Daly was recalled in January and would spend the remainder of the season gaining more first team experience at Bradford City.

Born in Stockport, Daly was on the books at Everton before joining The Terriers in 2015, making his Premier League debut in April 2019 from the bench against Watford.

Daly has also been capped at U17 and U18 level for England, hitting double figure appearances for the U17s having taken part in the 2018 UEFA European U17 Championships and is a player to excite the fans according to Simon Weaver.

“Matty is a really aware footballer in terms of where the space is and where he can receive the ball in dangerous areas and then go and hurt teams.

“He hurt us big time when he played for Hartlepool last year and is very capable of doing that to other teams.
“What he doesn’t do is get hot under the collar, he’s very calm and composed at the business end of the field, that’s why he’s here and we’re excited to have him.

“I think he will get people off their seats this season, if we get him in the right areas where he can be as creative as he wants and a real goalscoring threat then he will excite the Harrogate fans I’ve no doubt about that.

It was a conversation with Simon Weaver that convinced the sought after midfield to make the move to Wetherby Road.

“I’m absolutely buzzing, I spoke to the Gaffer, I know what he wants from me and I’m looking forward to getting going.

“I’m an attacking midfielder who loves to get on the ball and hopefully create some goals and score some goals, get plenty of games under my belt and help this team move towards where they want to be.

“It’s an exciting time for the club and that’s what convinced me to come here, knowing what the Gaffer wants to achieve moving forward is something I want to be a part of.

Matty will take the number 28 for his loan spell at Town.
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