He scored twice for the Saints (both in 3-1 wins) to add to a goal he got for Preston against Morecambe in the Carling Cup. He's also picked up his share of yellow cards and has already collected six this season.
Neal will now spend the rest of the season in a promotion battle with Huddersfield and their manager Lee Clark said on signing him: "Neal is a very powerful and quick player and he attacks the ball very well in both penalty areas with his head and his feet.
"He is what you would call a proper, out and out defender. He gives us further good options in the backline."