Preston centre-half Neal Trotman has joined Huddersfield on loan until the end of the season.The 22-year-old's move to the Galpharm Stadium is subject to clearance from the Football Association. [LNB]Huddersfield manager Lee Clark told the club website: "Neal is a player of the same ilk as Krystian Pearce. [LNB]"He is what you would call an out-and-out defender. He's powerful, quick and attacks the ball well in both penalty areas with his head and his feet." [LNB]Trotman's arrival follows the signing of Birmingham City defender Krystian Pearce from Birmingham City until the end of the current campaign. [LNB]"I'm delighted with the strength we have at centre-half now," said Clark. [LNB]"There is real competition to perform well now. I have made no secret of the fact that I was looking to bring players in and I am delighted with the two acquisitions that we have made already." [LNB]Trotman began his career as a trainee at Burnley and was snapped up by Oldham after being released from Turf Moor. [LNB]He moved to Preston for £500,000 in January 2008, but after making three appearances in the rest of the campaign he endured an injury ravaged second season at Deepdale. [LNB]A loan-spell at Colchester followed, as did a short term move to Southampton at the beginning of this season, where he scored twice in 19 appearances.