Huddersfield offer Leon Best short-term deal

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HITC Sport understands Huddersfield Town have offered trialist Leon Best a short-term deal at the club.

Leon Best has been offered a short-term deal to join Huddersfield Town after impressing on trial, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Best is on the lookout for a new club following his release from Blackburn Rovers in the summer after a disappointing spell at Ewood Park.

The 29-year-old found himself frozen out of things at Blackburn last term and spent the majority of the campaign out on loan at Derby County and Brighton & Hove Albion.

Best played for Huddersfield's development side in midweek against Ipswich Town and he is thought to have impressed Terriers boss Chris Powell.

The Republic of Ireland is set to continue training with Huddersfield into next week as the club wait to see if he will accept their offer of a short-term contract.

However, one player who not be signing for Huddersfield is former Reading and Republic of Ireland defender Stephen Kelly.

Kelly, who is a free agent after leaving Reading in the summer, has also been training with Huddersfield this past week, but he has left the club after the Yorkshire outfit decided not to pursue their interest in the former Tottenham full-back

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