Michael Duff and Mark Cartwright react as Huddersfield Town make third summer signing

Huddersfield Town have signed midfielder Herbie Kane on a three-year deal.

The 25-year-old has joined the Terriers following the expiration of his contract at fellow League One outfit Barnsley, where he made 123 appearances since signing for the Tykes in 2020. Kane has been reunited with Michael Duff, with the pair having worked together at Oakwell for the 2022/23 campaign.

The former Liverpool, Doncaster Rovers, Hull City and Oxford United midfielder becomes Town’s third addition of the window, following the arrivals of wing-backs Lasse Sorensen and Mickel Miller from Lincoln City and Plymouth Argyle respectively.

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“I couldn’t be happier to be joining Huddersfield Town at such an exciting time, and I’m really looking forward to the season ahead,” Kane told his new club’s website. “Soon after learning of the interest and speaking to the sporting director and head coach, I knew this is where I wanted to be.

“Working with Michael Duff again is obviously a huge appeal, but having visited the training ground and stadium before signing and learned more about the ambition here, that has its own attraction and you get a good feeling about this being a club to commit to.

“My job now is to work really hard alongside my new teammates in pre-season and do whatever I can once the season starts to ensure we get off to a great start and keep that momentum up across what is always a tough division.”

Head coach Duff added: “Herbie is a player and person I obviously know very well, so I have real confidence and belief in his ability to make a difference for us across the entire season to come. That said, I’m really pleased he’s decided to join us here at Town this summer.

“An honest player and hard worker for definite, he also has a flair in his play that’s needed in midfield to unlock defences, pick passes and get the side moving up the pitch, and I feel that his skillset will blend really well with the players we already have available to us in that area of the team.”

Sporting director Mark Cartwright said: “We’re really pleased that Herbie has chosen to join us this summer, with his excitement at the project ahead evident from the first time we spoke. Creativity in midfield was an area we had some focus on this summer, and he is a player who will definitely bring something new to us in that respect.

“Still just 25-years-old, Herbie has a great track record at this level, but also has the ambition to play and test himself higher, which we obviously share. Signing a three-year deal as he enters his prime, we’re confident that he will have everything he needs to get even better as a Huddersfield Town player.”