June 13, 2024

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Exclusive: Peterborough United in talks with Huddersfield Town over loan agreement

Terriers goalkeeper Nicholas Bilokapic could be closing in on a switch to Posh for the 2023-24 season

Peterborough United are in negotiations with Huddersfield Town in order to bring goalkeeper Nicholas Bilokapic to the club for the 2023-24 season, sources have exclusively informed Football League World.

Will Norris was the player that kept goal for the second half of the campaign from Burnley but Lucas Bergstrom of Chelsea and Hull City’s Will Cartwright were also signed as well.

Darren Ferguson only has Will Blackmore at his disposal right now in terms of goalkeepers, but he is now attempting to bring Bilokapic to the club.

Who is Nicholas Bilokapic?

BILOKAPIC: “VERY FRUSTRATING” - News - Huddersfield Town

The 20-year-old stopper has been at Huddersfield since 2020 when arriving from Australia, making his senior debut two years later in an FA Cup contest against Burnley

Bilokapic then had a loan spell at Hartlepool United in the second half of the 2021-22 season but barely featured for the Poolies, before playing seven times for Huddersfield in 2022-23.

He was seemingly third choice behind Lee Nicholls and Jacob Chapman at the start of last season, but with the latter moving to Salford City last September, Bilokapic became the understudy and eventually got his chance when Nicholls suffered an injury.

Bilokapic started five times in the Championship from January onwards and made a further substitute appearance to come on for new signing Tomas Vaclik against Wigan Athletic when the Czech stopper had to be withdrawn, but his last outing of the campaign came in March against Coventry City before heading back to the bench.

BILOKAPIC: “VERY FRUSTRATING” - News - Huddersfield Town

With Nicholls as the undisputed first-choice at the John Smith’s Stadium though, Bilokapic will struggle for game-time in the near future, which could pave the way for a move to Peterborough should the clubs agree terms and the Australian himself want the move.

And with Huddersfield themselves said to be poised to sign Chris Maxwell – who has just departed Blackpool this summer – as an experienced backup to Nicholls, according to a report from Alan Nixon, it could pave the way for Bilakopic to make his way out of the John Smith’s Stadium on a temporary basis.

Would Nicholas Bilokapic start for Peterborough?

Considering Posh don’t have much of a choice when it comes to their goalkeeping options right now, you’d have to assume that Bilokapic would be coming in as a starter, unless the club have another ace up their sleeve.

When Bergstrom headed back to Chelsea in January last season, Will Norris was brought in as his replacement and the 29-year-old was a more experienced and safer option for the remainder of the campaign.

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You would have thought that Posh would go for a similar option again, especially when they already have an up-and-coming goalkeeper on the books like Blackmore, although he himself only made four appearances last season and may not be seen as fully ready yet.

Bilokapic though needs that one loan move in his career to help him develop, and should terms be agreed then this could be it.

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