Defender Calum Woods has today signed a contract extension that will keep him at Huddersfield Town until the summer of 2014, with the Club having the option of an additional year.
The versatile 25 year-old, who can play at either right or left back, signed a two year deal with the Club upon signing from Dunfermline Athletic in the summer of 2011 and has gone on to make 40 appearances for the Terriers – nine of which have been in the current npower Championship campaign.
Huddersfield Town Manager Simon Grayson commented:
“Calum is a very versatile player who has always performed well for the team when called upon. Keeping the players we want at the Club is just as important as bringing in new talent so we’re delighted to secure his future to the Club; we want to have stability among our group of players.
“He’s still only 25 too and he’s continuing to improve and acclimatise to life in the Championship, so we’re expecting even bigger and better things to come from Calum over the next few years. His character is exactly what we want in the squad too; he’s a hard worker, a consummate professional and he is a good personality in the dressing room.
Woods explained that he feels he has got better since his move back to England and that played a big part in his decision to stay at the Club:
“Huddersfield Town is the place I want to be, so it was an easy decision in terms of my contract extension. The Club has been moving in the right direction ever since I joined in the summer of 2011 and I want to be a part of the future success it will enjoy.
“I think I’ve really improved as a player under Simon Grayson and the management team here and I want to keep working hard to improve during the future.
“Obviously there is a lot of competition for my positions in the current squad, but that is the same all over the pitch and its bringing the best out of the team. There are really good full backs at this Club like Paul Dixon and Jack Hunt, but when I get the opportunity to play I want to cement my place. I think I can do that, which is why I wanted to stay.”
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