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04 October 2019
With Hull City heading to the John Smith’s Stadium to face Huddersfield Town at the weekend, we profile four players who have played for both the Tigers and the Terriers over the years…

1 // Lee Peltier
Lee Peltier made his league debut whilst on loan at the Tigers from Liverpool in the latter stages of the 2006/07 Championship campaign.

The versatile performer, who can operate in various roles in both defence and midfield, went on to make seven appearances in black and amber as Phil Brown’s City side successfully avoided the threat of relegation to the third tier of English football that season.

After returning to Anfield, he then made the move to Yeovil Town on a temporary basis, where his impressive displays earned a permanent move to Hush Park in January 2008. He went on to make a total of 77 appearances for the Glovers in all competitions before securing a move to Huddersfield Town in the summer of 2009.

Peltier made an immediate impact in blue and white and was named as the Players’ Player of the Year in his first season at the club. His time in West Yorkshire lasted just two campaigns, though, during which he racked up an impressive 103 games for the Terriers in all competitions, scoring three goals.

Following his departure, Peltier went on to play for Leicester City, Leeds United and Nottingham Forest (loan) before returning for a second spell in Huddersfield colours in June 2014. However, after just six months and 12 appearances, he joined current club Cardiff City.

2 // Simon Trevitt
A product of the Huddersfield Town youth set-up, Simon Trevitt went on to establish himself as a firm fans’ favourite during his time at the club.

The right-back made more than 250 appearances for the Terriers but in November 1995, he was allowed to join the Tigers after more than ten years service in West Yorkshire.

At Boothferry Park, Trevitt’s contribution was steady rather than spectacular as his spell with the Tigers coincided with troubled times for the Tigers.

As a consequence, his appearances became more sporadic as time passed and managers changed. He was released by Mark Hateley in the summer of 1998, finishing with 55 appearances to his name in a black and amber shirt, with his only goal for the club coming in a 2-1 win away at Wigan Athletic in October 1996.

3 // David Beresford
Ex-Tigers boss Brian Horton took David Beresford to Huddersfield Town in a £350,000 deal in March 1997.

After a promising start to life as a Terrier, injury issues soon struck to halt his progress in blue and white. He underwent three separate operations, which limited him to just one appearance in 12 months and ultimately saw him slip down the pecking order at the club as a result.

After 42 games – and three goals – in four years in West Yorkshire, the diminutive winger accepted the challenge of resurrecting his career at Boothferry Park with the Tigers in June 2001.

Beresford played 47 times in his one and only season in black and amber, with his only and only goal for the Club coming in a 5-1 thrashing of Cheltenham Town in November 2001. He departed to join Plymouth Argyle in the summer of 2002 following Jan Molby’s appointment as Hull City manager a few months earlier.

4 // Steve Harper
Hull City became only the second permanent club of Steve Harper’s career when he penned a one-year deal at the KC Stadium in the summer of 2013.

The veteran shot-stopper joined Newcastle United in 1993 but spent time in his first five years with the Magpies on separate loan spells with Bradford City, Gateshead, Stockport County, Hartlepool United and Huddersfield Town. During his time with the Terriers,

Harper made a total of 26 appearances, 24 of which came in the league. He kept a clean sheet on his debut in a 2-0 win away at West Brom in December 1997 and went on to secure a further eight shut-outs in his time at Huddersfield.

He returned to St James’ Park at the end of the 1997/98 campaign and began to establish himself as Newcastle’s first-choice custodian at the turn of the century, playing in Newcastle’s FA Cup final defeat to Manchester United in 1999.

After finally becoming the undisputed number one choice on Tyneside during Newcastle’s season in the Championship, Harper signed a new contract in 2009 but two years later he found himself on loan at Brighton. He played his last game for Newcastle – acting as captain – in a 1-0 Premier League defeat to Arsenal in May 2013 and despite reports suggesting he was ready to retire, he opted to continue his career with the Tigers.

He went on to feature 19 times in his first season at the KCOM, helping Steve Bruce’s side to secure Premier League safety and reach a first-ever FA Cup Final. He made a further 12 appearances in 2015/16 but was released by the Club following relegation to the Championship.