Huddersfield Town: An analysis of the Terriers' January transfer window
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Huddersfield Town were an active team in the January transfer window, making no less than six signings throughout the month, that bolster the strength in depth at the West Yorkshire side.

Head of Football operations Leigh Bromby was in charge of bringing fresh faces to the John Smith's Stadium, and the six additions made by the Terriers made them one of the most active teams in the Championship over the duration of the month.

Here is a closer look at the six additions made by the Terriers over the course of January.

Danny Grant

A signing made in advance of the window, Irish winger Danny Grant was registered to the Terriers in January completing the last step of his move from Irish team Bohemians.

A highly rated winger, Grant had shined in his native Ireland for the Bohs, and it was clear that he was ready to take the next step in his career. The winner of the 2020 PFAI Young Player of the Year, Grant hasn't made his debut for Carlos Corberan's side yet due to injury, but has all the makings to be a future star for the Terriers with the signing revealing Huddersfield's willingness to look overseas for talent.

When he returns to fitness, Grant will add undoubted pedigree to Huddersfield's attacking options, and will use the rest of this season to adapt to the challenges of English football.

Rolando Aarons

Another signing that had been prepared in advance of the January transfer window for Huddersfield, was former Newcastle winger Rolando Aarons.

Huddersfield Town were beaten by the clock in their attempts to sign Aarons on deadline day of the summer transfer window in October, but ensured they got their man in January.

A skilful, dynamic winger, his first cluster of performances for Huddersfield have seen him display his undoubted qualities, with the Jamaican born winger already making five appearances in all competitions the Terriers. This hints that he will feature prominently in the second half of the season for the West Yorkshire based team.

Sorba Thomas

A signing like Danny Grant's with the future in mind, Huddersfield Town's third acquisition of the January window was to swoop for highly rated Non-League star Sorba Thomas.

21-year-old Thomas departed former team Boreham Wood for a record fee received for the Non-League side, and is expected to spend the second half of the season with his time split between Huddersfield's first team and B team, as he begins to learn the ideas and ethos of Carlos Corberan's brand of football.

The signing of Thomas once again shows Huddersfield's ideas to look outside the top four tiers of English football, as well as their prowess in the transfer market with the Terriers fending off interest from a handful of other EFL outfits to win the race for Thomas.

Richard Keogh

Perhaps the most surprising signing of the month for Huddersfield Town supporters, was the clubs swoop for 34-year-old former Derby County captain Richard Keogh.

After a lengthy layoff due to injury which saw Keogh released from the Rams, the Irish international linked up with League One team MK Dons where he had put in some impressive performances during the first half of the season. These performances saw Championship teams take an interest in Keogh with Huddersfield beating Coventry City to the signing on a contract that runs until the end of the current season.

The former Huddersfield Town loanees return to the club sees him add much needed depth to the Huddersfield defence, with Rarmarni Edmonds-Green, Richard Stearman, Tommy Elphick and club captain Christopher Schindler currently sidelined.

Duane Holmes

Arguably the best signing of the window for Huddersfield was the resigning of former academy graduate Duane Holmes, from fellow Championship side Derby County.

26-year-old Holmes departed the Terriers in 2016, and has since played for Scunthorpe United and Derby County respectively, proving himself to be a reliable player for the Rams and gaining valuable experience in  the Championship.

The Yorkshire born USA international's return to Huddersfield was a needed one for the Terriers, as Holmes adds much needed strength to the number ten role, while also providing an option out wide for Carlos Corberan's side.

Jayson Leutwiler

Huddersfield concluded their January business with a deadline day swoop for ex Blackburn Rovers goalkeeper, Jayson Leutwiler.

Leutwiler has joined the West Yorkshire side on a contract until the end of the current season, with the Canadian international expected to provide backup to first choice Ryan Schofield who has been mightily impressive for the Terriers so far this season, establishing himself as the club's first choice goalkeeper.

The 31-year-old will have the opportunity in his spell with the Terriers to rival Ryan Schofield and the out of favour Joel Pereira for the number one spot in the Huddersfield line-up and the opportunity to earn a more long term contract with the West Yorkshire side.