Midfielder eager to impress
Town signing Jonathan Hogg is eager to show Town fans what he can do after making the move north from Watford.
The 24 year-old chose to move from last season’s Play-Off finalists for family reasons, but has promised Town fans that he will give his all in the famous blue and white.
The midfielder is Mark Robins’ seventh signing of the summer and he admitted that the last few days have been a bit of a blur.
“I am surprised by how quickly everything has progressed since Huddersfield’s initial interest,” he told htafc.com. “Everything happened within a day or two, but I am glad that I am here and I am looking forward to the next stage in my career.
“I wasn’t really expecting to leave Watford, but it wasn’t the perfect situation for me. Family wise it wasn’t ideal as my young family were living in Middlesbrough; in terms of the football it was really good and I felt like I would have progressed me career at Watford, so it was a very big decision that I had to make. My family have been great, but they are the reason why I chose to leave; I needed to look after them.
“I have two little girls and it was very tough when I had to leave them to head back down south.
“Huddersfield is the perfect fit for me and I am looking forward to showing the fans what I am all about. I feel Huddersfield is an excellent place to develop my career and I am excited by what is in store; after looking around the training ground you can see that the Club has real potential.”
Hogg was a virtual ever-present for the Hornets last season and has tasted Premier League football with Aston Villa. The combative midfielder played in Watford’s 3-2 win in Huddersfield last season, but for those that didn’t see him, he explained what he will bring to Mark Robins’ squad.
“I will work very hard for the Club and I am very much a team player,” he said. “I like to put myself about, win the ball and keep things simple when I have it.”
After missing a recent Watford pre-season friendly against Peterborough through, Hogg confirmed that he is fit and available for Nottingham Forest this Saturday.
“I am ready and raring to go. I had a stiff calf and I didn’t want to risk it. I spoke to Gianfranco (Zola) and he advised me to rest it for a few days rather than risk it and be out for two to three weeks.”