Sheffield Wednesday: Owls old boy Bromby lands Terriers youth role

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Former Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield United defender Leigh Bromby has been named Huddersfield Town’s new professional development coach.

Bromby, who hails from Dewsbury, has been out of work since leaving Leeds United’s academy earlier this summer.

The 34-year-old, whose playing career was ended in 2013 by a knee injury, played more than 100 times for both Wednesday and United either side of loans spells with Mansfield and Norwich City.

He started his career at Hillsborough and went on to make 100 appearances for the Owls before clocking up over 100 for Sheffield United where he won promotion to the Premier League in 2007.

Renowned for being a no nonsense centre-back, Bromby featured 40 times in Watford colours during the 2008-09 campaign before returning to Bramall Lane.

He made 66 appearances for Leeds United, scoring one goal, and was part of the League One promotion squad four years ago. He joined their coaching set-up in April 2013, taking up the role of under-16s coach

Bromby will work with the Terriers’ Under 18 age group and has been given the task of helping develop their younger players.

Meanwhile, Owls coach Lee Bullen has warned young striker Franck Betra not to get carried away following his brace in the development squad’s 2-1 victory over Hull.

Bullen said: “He needs to work on his link up play and ball retention. Franck knows that and we will continue to work with him.”