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McCombe opts to leave Robins
01 Jul 2010 - 11:34:59
Jamie McCombe has decided to leave Bristol City after being offered a three-year deal by Huddersfield Town.
The 27-year-old defender is originally from Scunthorpe and was keen to return to the north of England after spending the last four years at Ashton Gate.
The former Scunthorpe United and Lincoln City player said: "I got a call from my manager at Bristol City to tell me there was an interest from Huddersfield, so obviously I was interested.
"I only had a year left on my contract at Ashton Gate and the new manager coming in wanted me to stay, but I was interested in speaking to Huddersfield.
"Obviously I'm originally from up here and I know all about Huddersfield - it's a great club with big potential and aspirations. I think this club will go on to bigger and better things.
"I've played against Huddersfield a few times - on a couple of occasions I came up against my brother when he was in the Town team. At that time there were real shared loyalties in the McCombe household.
"I wouldn't be coming to Huddersfield if I didn't think they would make it to the Championship soon - it's not a quick move nearer to home for me. I've moved to a club with the potential to get back to where I want to be."