Defender signs for Town until 2017
Huddersfield Town’s Wales international Joel Lynch has today signed a two year contract extension.
The 26 year-old defender is now contracted to ‘The Yorkshire Club’ until the summer of 2017, adding a further two years to his previous deal that is due to expire at the end of the upcoming 2014/15 season.
Having joined the Terriers from Nottingham Forest in the summer of 2012, Joel has subsequently become a key member of the team – making 53 appearances and scoring four goals.
One of those goals won the Club’s ‘Goal of the Season’ accolade at the 2014 Annual Awards Ceremony; his long range hit against Charlton Athletic.
Lynch also earned his first international cap for the Wales senior side as a Town player, which came against Bosnia and Herzegovina in August 2012.
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Huddersfield Town Manager Mark Robins told htafc.com that securing Joel’s future is a big boost for the Club:
“It is important that our squad includes players with good experience of the Championship.
“Joel has made 238 career appearances – and 147 of which have come in the Championship. Joel will tell you that his best appearances have come in the blue and white stripes of Huddersfield Town, so everyone is delighted that we have come to an agreement to keep him at the Club for the next three seasons at least.
“Quality left sided defenders are very hard to come by and Joel will always be in high demand. His ability, combined with his flexibility to play in different roles within our systems, make him a highly valuable player in our squad.
“The most exciting aspect from my perspective is that I believe the best is still to come from Joel. He is still improving through our work on the training ground and on the pitch experience and that’s a very exciting prospect.”
A full interview with Joel on his contract extension will follow on htafc.com later today!