Huddersfield Town sign Richard Stearman after Sheffield United release and Emile Smith Rowe joins on loan

Richard Stearman
Richard Stearman joined Sheffield United in summer 2017 from Fulham

Richard Stearman has joined Huddersfield Town after being released by mutual consent by Sheffield United.

Centre-back Stearman, 32, joins the Terriers on an an initial 18-month deal until summer 2021.

"Richard brings experience and leadership qualities that will definitely add to our dressing room," boss Danny Cowley said.

Huddersfield have also brought in Arsenal midfielder Emile Smith Rowe on loan until the end of the season.

Stearman has been limited to just three appearances for Sheffield United this season, the last of which came in their 2-1 FA Cup third round win against AFC Fylde.

But the former Wolves and Leicester defender joins Huddersfield with more than 500 appearances to his name and a Championship promotion under his belt from last season.

"Richard was a key component of creating an outstanding culture at Sheffield United and he'll provide a fantastic example for our young professionals day in and day out," Cowley added.

Smith Rowe, 19, has made six appearances for the Gunners this season.

The England Under-20s international could make his debut for the Terriers in Saturday's trip to fellow Championship strugglers Barnsley.

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