The midfielder has joined the Terriers squad for the rest of the season after making the short hop over from his hometown club – and Championship rivals – Rotherham United
Terriers boss Neil Warnock has made clear that Ben Wiles has not been brought in from Rotherham United just to make up squad numbers after the club paid a ‘significant’ transfer fee to bring him in from their Championship rivals.

The midfielder was the subject of several transfer bids by Burnley last season, with the Millers resisting the eventual second-tier champions’ efforts to prise him away – but with just one year left on his contract, they felt it was the right time to cash in after Huddersfield Town came in for him this summer.

Warnock said in a club statement: “We wanted to bring in another midfield player during this window, but I look at the likes of Jack Rudoni and David Kasumu, and I didn’t feel the need to sign someone who didn’t improve on what we have backing them up.

“That’s why we’ve been very patient to get Ben, and I’m delighted to get him on board. I’ve watched Ben for the last couple of seasons and I think he’s been outstanding. I also think there’s a lot more to come from him as he’s at a good age; he can take everything on board and progress. I’m looking forward to working with him.”

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Sporting director Mark Cartwright added: “We’re absolutely delighted to welcome Ben to Huddersfield Town today. There’s a lot of credit to go around for making this happen; it’s been a real team effort, from Neil Warnock to our recruitment team and everyone between.

“I want to give special thanks to our owner Kevin Nagle and chief executive Jake Edwards for their backing, as this is a significant investment in terms of the transfer fee. We all believe in Ben’s ability to make an impact on the pitch for us, not only this season but also over the coming years too.”

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