Coleman is on the brink

Date published: 06 June 2016

JOEL Coleman is set to leave Athletic to make a move to the Championship with Huddersfield.

The promising goalkeeper, who came on strongly towards the end of the season under the watch of John Sheridan, has been closely watched by the Terriers this season.

And the Chronicle understands that a deal is close, after Athletic accepted an offer.

Coleman (20) has a year left to run on his deal, after the club invoked an option for a 12-month extension last month.

The Bolton-born goalkeeper has made 45 appearances in total for Athletic since making a debut as a substitute against MK Dons in March, 2015.

He has kept 17 clean sheets and is considered one of the club's brightest prospects.

His potential loss would mean Athletic are without a goalkeeper on the books, after David Cornell's release, with no goalkeeping coach for next term after Anthony White took up a position with Bournemouth.

Another highly promising shot-stopper to come through the ranks, Chris Renshaw (18), has been offered professional terms by Athletic.