JASON PUNCHEON has swapped Crystal Palace for Huddersfield on loan until the end of the season.
The English midfielder failed to convince Eagles boss Roy Hodgson but Terriers boss David Wagner was beaming, having added such an experienced Premier League campaigner.
Getty – Contributor2 Jason Puncheon has joined Huddersfield on loan
The German said: “I’m very happy that we are able to welcome Jason to Huddersfield Town.
“It is clear that we want to add quality and options to our midfield areas in this January transfer window and I’m sure many of our supporters know about Jason from his years playing in the Premier League.
“It is important that our additions in January have the ability to arrive and make an immediate impact in our team, which I’m sure Jason can.
“He has played in this division for nearly a decade now and knows what it takes to be successful.
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Getty Images – Getty2 Jaon Puncheon did enjoy some great moments at Palace
“As well as being a very good player, he is a great character.
“He has been the captain of Crystal Palace and is a real leader in the dressing room, which is something we wanted to add too.
“He’s now totally fit after the knee injury that he suffered last season and he’s been very keen to come here and show that he is still capable of performing at the top level, which is great news for us.
“I’m really excited about working with him to help him understand our way of play.”