With the transfer window over and Huddersfield facing Derby on Wednesday at the John Smith Stadium manager Carlos Corberán is looking forward to welcoming some new faces to the already talented side at his disposal.
In the last few days of the window Huddersfield signed goalkeeper Jamal Blackman on a free transfer, Carel Eiting from FC Genk as well as the loan signing of Tino Anjorin from Chelsea.
Corberán explained the reason why the club made these signings ahead of the Derby encounter and emphasised why in particular the club resigned Carel Eiting with the Dutchman returning after a loan spell last season at the Championship club. The Spaniard said “Carel is a player that is extremely comfortable playing out from the back and for me that’s one of the reasons he is here with us. During the time he was on loan to us Eiting had a high contribution to this club. Eiting knows the staff, the players and knows how we play as a team.” Corberán did confirm that the midfield player did train with the club today and is in contention to play in tomorrow evenings game.
Chelsea loanee Tino Anjorin isn’t available at the moment Corberán confirmed due to an injury. The youngster will be managed by the Stamford Bridge medical team with Anjorin in the final stages of treatment and that the midfielder is expected to join the team and meet his new teammates in around two weeks time. However, Pipa did train today with the first team this morning after recovering from a long term injury.
Jamal Blackman was another signing Huddersfield made in January’s transfer window with Corberán saying “First and foremost Ryan Schofield had a injury and is going to have surgery next week so his recovery is going to take more time than expected. Blackman is a player that has a lot of championship experience with Sheffield United and Rotherham. I know that he is a good keeper.”
Corberán then went on to praise Derby manager Wayne Rooney and commended the Englishman for the job he has done with all the financial jobs surrounding Derby football club. The Spaniard went on to say “Derby are having an excellent season and without the point deduction it would be totally different, this is what they can do, it’s not easy to perform in difficult circumstances as they are.”