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sport news Huddersfield consider shutting down academy

Huddersfield Town are contemplating shutting their academy, with the club’s youth set-up under review.

Two well-placed sources have told Sportsmail that chairman Dean Hoyle has discussed the possibility with Premier League bosses amid concerns surrounding the lack of youngsters making their first team.

Philip Billing is the only graduate in David Wagner’s squad and the central midfielder was signed from Esbjerg in Denmark as a 16-year-old in 2013.

Huddersfield are reviewing their youth set-up and are contemplating shutting their academy

Huddersfield are reviewing their youth set-up and are contemplating shutting their academy

Young full back Jordan Williams was handed a debut in the Carabao Cup last month before being sent on loan to Bury.

Huddersfield believe it may be better to spend money elsewhere, although the academy structure could stay unchanged after talks.

Another option would be to downgrade their status from Category 2 — one beneath the top level.

Huddersfield chairman Dean Hoyle has discussed the possibility with Premier League bosses

Huddersfield chairman Dean Hoyle has discussed the possibility with Premier League bosses

Huddersfield have been without an academy

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