Davidson signs with Huddersfield Town

Australia defender Jason Davidson's move to Huddersfield Town has been confirmed.

The 23-year-old Socceroo, who was a free agent after being released by West Brom in May, signed a three-year deal with the Championship club.

Huddersfield Town manager Chris Powell said Davidson had been on the club's radar for a year-and-a-half.

"A lot of hard work has gone into bringing Jason to the club, so it’s fantastic that he’s joined us ahead of the start of pre-season training on 1 July," Powell said.

"Recruiting a top-quality left-back was a key priority in this transfer window and we believe we have achieved this in signing Jason.

“The club’s scouting process started tracking Jason a full 18 months ago during his time in the Eredivisie and our team has watched him regularly ever since for Heracles, Australia and West Brom’s sides.

"We tried to recruit him in March, but could not reach a deal.

"He possesses the attributes that we were looking for in a left-back; he is an athletic player who has attacking ability, but most importantly he is a good defender. As a left-back in my playing days, I believe the latter is the strongest quality required."

The move is set to give Davidson some much-needed game time after just five appearances for West Brom in all competitions.

After his time in Portugal, the 18-time Socceroo spent three seasons at Eredivisie club Heracles prior to his switch to England.