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2 September 2014

New boy Hudson on why he joined Huddersfield Town

Deadline day signing Mark Hudson says his decision to join Huddersfield Town was made simple by the desire the Club showed in getting him to move to West Yorkshire.

The 32-year old former Cardiff Captain had several Championship options available to him upon his decision to leave the Bluebirds, but explained that the choice was made easy after meeting officials from ‘The Yorkshire Club’.

“I heard about the interest from a few clubs on Friday, so then it was all about picking which Club is best for my career,” Mark told

“The Club I chose was where I felt really wanted; that’s the feeling I got here. I was made to feel a big part of the Club’s future, which was a big thing for me.

“I met the Chairman, Dean Hoyle, having spoken to him a couple of times on the phone, and he laid everything out; how the Club operates and the way Huddersfield Town wants to move forward. He made me feel like the Club really wanted me here. 

“It’s a great opportunity for me to come and play football, which I’ve missed a little bit of. I did start the season back at Cardiff and I’m looking to carry that on here.”

Hudson joined his new teammates for his first day of training at PPG Canalside on Tuesday and was impressed, both with the facilities and the players. 

He continued: “The setup looks brilliant. We’re opening some new changing rooms at PPG Canalside on Monday and I’m already looking forward to that. 

“The players seem great too – a tight-knit bunch. It’s great that I will have time in training with the boys over the international break; it will help me blend in, although I know a few of them already. 

“We’ve got a big task on our hands moving forward, but I’m looking forward to it. The players look hungry - like they want to stand up to the challenge. We want to drive on and get up the League. 

“I’ll wear my heart on my sleeve and leave nothing behind on the pitch. Hopefully I can use my experience and communication to help drive this team forward.”

Although it’s over a week away, Mark is already counting down the days until his possible home debut when Middlesbrough visit the John Smith’s Stadium on Saturday 13 September.

“It will be good to get under way with a home game. Hopefully we can start well after the international break and get our first home win under our belt.”

Watch Mark in action when Boro visit – click HERE to buy your ticket online! 

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