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Town raise £1million for Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Huddersfield Town has revealed that supporters have raised more than £1 million for Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) and the club's youth academy over the past five years.

Yorkshire Air Ambulance Credit: Press Association

The Championship club launched its Keep It Up campaign in 2009. From every £1 raised, 50p goes to YAA and 50p to the Huddersfield Town Youth Academy.

Supporters have taken part in a series of fundraising events such as the recent Pedal For Pounds challenge, which saw 300 cyclists bike 250 miles from Arsenal's Emirates stadium to the John Smith stadium in Huddersfield.

Huddersfield Town chairman Dean Hoyle said: "Huddersfield Town is committed to making a difference to the local community and there is no better example of the club and its fans working together, alongside a charity with this goal than the Keep It Up campaign.

"The Yorkshire Air Ambulance provides a vital service across our county and I'm delighted to report that the money generated for the charity through Keep It Up has funded every life-saving flight the YAA has undertaken in a Huddersfield postcode since we launched this partnership in 2009.

Fans at the John Smith Stadium helped raise the cash Credit: Press Association

"Keep It Up has also been of huge financial benefit to our academy, the success of which is very important to the long-term sustainability of the club."

YAA needs to raise £3.6 million a year to keep both of its helicopters running.

YAA director of fundraising Paul Gowland said: "Five years ago we could never have predicted just how successful this partnership was going to be. It was new territory for both us and Huddersfield Town who have been fantastic at driving the campaign.

"However, the success of it has been down to the fans getting behind Keep It Up and showing their support. Their passion and dedication to the campaign over the last five years is amazing and they should all be commended. We cannot thank them and the club enough."

Vaughan to miss remainder of season

Huddersfield striker, James Vaughan, is set to miss the rest of the season due to a knee problem.

James Vaughan Credit: Press Association

The 25 year-old had only just returned after a thigh problem, but will now need surgery on a cyst on his knee.

Vaughan is the club's leading scorer in the Championship, with 12 goals. Boss, Mark Robins, will now have to turn to record signing, Nakhi Wells for the rest of the campaign.


Sharp back for Rovers for Huddersfield clash

Billy Sharp will come back into the Doncaster squad after serving a three-match ban but Bongani Khumalo will be sidelined for around six months. The South African ruptured his kneecap this week while on international duty.

Billy Sharp is back from suspension Credit: Press Association

Midfielder Mark Duffy and defender Paul Quinn could also return following injuries.

Huddersfield striker Jon Stead could return to contention after he returned from his loan spell at Oldham. Leading goalscorer James Vaughan (calf) remains sidelined while defender Joel Lynch (groin) is in rehab.

Jon Stead is back from his spell at Oldham Credit: Press Association

Midfielder Jonathan Hogg (calf) missed last week's 5-0 win against Barnsley and remains doubtful.

Robins ponders Lolley debut

Huddersfield Town travel to third placed QPR in good shape after winning three of their last four matches, and with two new strikers in their ranks.

Nahki Wells - signed from Bradford City a week ago - scored on his debut last Saturday against Millwall, and will feature in the squad, but manager Mark Robins has yet to decide whether he will include Joe Lolley, brought in for £250,000 from non-league Kidderminster on Wednesday.

Robins spoke to Calendar's John Shires, and says he expects to give QPR a good game:


Vaughn boost for Huddersfield

Huddersfield's leading goalscorer James Vaughan hopes to return from injury and latest signing Nahki Wells could make his full debut against promotion chasing QPR.

Vaughan tussles with QPR's Nedum Onuoha in the fixture earlier in the season Credit: Press Association

Vaughan has been sidelined since December 21 due to an ankle injury, while Wells stepped off the bench to score the Terriers' last-minute winner last week following his £1.3million switch from Bradford.

Boss Mark Robins is still without defender Joel Lynch (hip) and skipper Peter Clarke remains sidelined following knee surgery as Town chase their first league win on the road in four matches.

Joe Lolley: Watch winger's FA cup stunner

After shelling out £1.2 million for Bradford City's Nahki Wells on Friday, Huddersfield Town have added to their ranks again - stumping up a reported £250,000 to bring Kidderminster Harriers' highly rated Joe Lolley to the John Smiths Stadium.

It has been an amazing rise for the 21 year old who, 12 months ago, was playing in the Midland Combination League - the tenth tier of the English football pyramid.

Lolley gave notice of what Town fans can expect by scoring the winning goal against League One Peterborough on Tuesday night, to earn the Conference side a fourth round trip to Premier League Sunderland.

Click below to watch Lolley's winning goal:

Lolley signs for Huddersfield

Huddersfield Town have completed the signing of winger Joe Lolley from Skrill Premier club Kidderminster Harriers for an undisclosed fee.

The 21 year-old has signed a contract until the summer of 2016, with the Club having an option on a further year.

Lolley signed for an undisclosed fee Credit:

Joe has netted 11 goals in 19 starts and a further six substitute appearances during his debut season with Kidderminster, including a hat-trick in their 3-0 home win over Salisbury City on Saturday.

This is Lolley's second transfer this season, having moved from Midlands Combination side Littleton, where he scored 88 times in 83 appearances.

The move to Huddersfield sees him rise seven divisions in just six months.

CLICK HERE: To watch Lolley's FA cup stunner

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