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Huddersfield Town: Coleman deserves a shot next season as Lossl’s replacement

Huddersfield Town: Coleman deserves a shot next season as Lossl’s replacement

After experiencing a torrid 2018/19 campaign, Huddersfield Town finally gave their supporters something to be positive about in their final two fixtures of the year.

Following a spirited performance against Manchester United which saw them claim a point in their last home game before their return to the Championship, the Terriers managed to secure another draw on Sunday at Southampton.

Although Jan Siewert’s side fell behind to a Nathan Redmond goal in the first-half of the clash, Alex Pritchard fired in an equaliser in the 55th minute past Angus Gunn.

Despite both sides pushing for a winner at the St Mary’s Stadium, the points ended up being shared on the last day of the season. However, it could be argued that without Joel Coleman providing a safe pair of hands in goal for Huddersfield, they could have easily lost their 29th game of the year in the top-flight.

Superb throughout for the Terriers, the 23-year-old outlined to Siewert why he should be considered for a more regular role next season.

With Jonas Lossl confirming that he will be leaving the club when his contract expires next month (via Sky Sports), Huddersfield need to find a competent replacement for the Denmark international for next season.

After Ben Hamer failed in his audition to be the club’s first-choice keeper earlier on this year, there is no reason why Coleman shouldn’t be given the opportunity to prove himself in the second tier.

Although he has only made 15 appearances for the Terriers during his three-year stint in West Yorkshire, the former Oldham Athletic shot-stopper could save the club the trouble of having to spend big in the summer which would in-turn allow Siewert to use the funds available to strengthen his squad in other positions.

What do you think Huddersfield fans? Should Siewert give Coleman the chance to prove himself next season? Is he good enough to replace Lossl? Get in touch below.

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