Scottish defender commits future until at least 2017
Murray Wallace has today signed a new contract that commits his future to Huddersfield Town until the summer of 2017, with the Club having the option of a further year’s extension beyond that.
The 21 year-old’s existing contract was set to expire at the end of the current season after Town took up a year’s option on his deal in the summer, but he will now stay for at least a further two seasons.
Scotland Under-21 international Murray initially joined Huddersfield Town during the January 2012 transfer window, moving from Scottish Championship club Falkirk for an undisclosed fee.
After an initial loan spell back with the Bairns, he has subsequently made 28 starts and a further nine substitute appearances for the Club, scoring three goals.
Nine of those appearances and two of his goals have come this season; the last three as a substitute under the management of Chris Powell.
Powell told htafc.com:
“I’m really pleased that we’ve been able to secure Murray’s future to the Club.
“I’ve been impressed with what I’ve seen of Murray during my time as Manager. He already has good experience of playing at a good level for a central defender of his age and he will only continue to improve as a footballer through experience, which is an important asset for any defender. He is the sort of young player that I want in the group, one that is young, hungry to learn and do well for Huddersfield Town.
“Murray has had to stay patient at the moment due to the form of Joel Lynch and Mark Hudson but, as I keep telling him, his chance will definitely come. When it does, it is down to him to be ready to take it.”
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