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17 May 2013

Midfielder extends stay at Huddersfield Town

Oscar Gobern has put pen to paper on a new contract at Huddersfield Town.

The midfielder has signed a new two year deal that will see him stay at the Yorkshire Club until 30 June 2015, with the Club having an option of a further year. 

Gobern, who is still only 22 years old, was part of Manager Mark Robins’ retained list at the conclusion of the 2012/13 season, with the Club choosing to take up the option of an extra year on his previous contract whilst negotiations began on extending his stay beyond 2014.

Signed from Southampton in June 2011, the 6’ 3” tall central midfielder missed the majority of the first six months of Town’s first season back in the Championship after undergoing ankle surgery, but returned to become a virtual ever present under new manager Robins in February – making 16 appearances and becoming an influential figure in Town’s engine room.

Huddersfield Town Manager Mark Robins commented:

“I’m delighted Oscar has agreed this new contract for a number of reasons. On the footballing front, Oscar has performed well during my time at the Club but he clearly has potential to improve too. Not only can he contribute on the pitch now, but Oscar can play a big role in our team going forward. 

“The Club took up the option of a year’s extension on Oscar’s previous contract, but having a young player like him on a one year deal wouldn’t have been commercially workable for Huddersfield Town – he would have been able to potentially speak to other clubs again within six months.

“We had to secure Oscar on a longer contract and I am delighted this has been done.”

Oscar explained that his new contract has topped off an excellent few months for him under Manager Mark Robins:

“The Manager has been great with me when I came back from my injury. I had a good pre-season, but when I got injured against Preston it sidelined me for six months. When I came back, being back involved with the team allowed me to hit the ground running.

“My move to Huddersfield was a footballing decision. I wanted to play regular games and the Club has given me that platform. The Manager, the Chairman and the fans have all shown a lot of faith in me and I want to repay it with my performances on the pitch. 

“The ambition has always been at the Club in my two years here, but I think people are starting to see the fruits of that labour on and off the pitch now. We’re in the Championship now and I personally think we can really push on after staying up, whereas you can see everything that’s going on at Canalside taking shape now.

“It’s up to me to take things forward from here now. I’m already looking forward to pre-season; I’m looking onwards and upwards. Like any professional I just love playing football, so the sooner we’re back the better!”

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