United sign 20-year old Huddersfield Town midfielder James Berrett on a two-year contract in an undisclosed deal

James Berrett
The Halifax-born Republic of Ireland under-age international makes the move away from the Galpharm Stadium for the first time in his career after coming through Huddersfield's youth academy set up. Berrett signing a one-year deal with Town in the summer of 2007 before penning a new two-year contract in May 2008 after a successful season as a first-year professional with the Terriers.

James, 20, made his debut for Huddersfield in the 2006-07 campaign as a youth team player in a 1-1 league draw at Oldham in the April of that season. He had to wait until January 2008 for his first start with the Terriers though when he featured in their 2-1 FA Cup third round win over Birmingham City. Berrett, in his three years in and around the Town first-team squad making a total of 24 starts and 17 substitute appearances, while scoring two goals, for the Terriers.

Despite being under contract with Huddersfield to the summer of 2010, Berrett in early May 2009 signed a new three-year deal to take him up to the end of June 2012 in Town colours. Despite Town manager Lee Clark's faith in his player though James found it hard to break into the Terriers side last season and Clark has seen fit to allow him to leave West Yorkshire for Cumbria on a two-year contract with Carlisle.

It's yet another modern day football deal that we don't know the full details of, with the official Huddersfield website describing the transfer as "The terms of the transfer will be undisclosed but the move will benefit the player, Carlisle and Huddersfield Town - particularly if James' tenure at Brunton Park is successful."

Away from Football League duty Berrett has represented the Republic of Ireland at under-18 level (three caps), under-19 level (three caps) and under-21 level (five caps). The 20-year old making his debut at the most senior of these under-age groupings in May 2008 during an Intercontinental Cup competition in Malaysia.



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