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13 May 2018

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‘Deano’ speaks after his last game

- Dean Whitehead speaks after Arsenal defeat
- Midfielder plays his final game as a professional footballer
- Hear what Whitehead said to #HTTV after the game

Dean Whitehead spoke to #HTTV after playing his final game as a professional footballer for Huddersfield Town in a narrow 1-0 defeat in front a sold-out John Smith’s Stadium.

The midfielder came on to a standing ovation in the 87th minute to replace fellow midfielder Jonathan Hogg, rounding off an impressive career that included over 600 games for five different professional clubs.

‘Deano’ praised David Wagner’s side for their performance in a game that ultimately ended in defeat, with the midfielder feeling that his side created enough chances to win the game.

Ahead of moving onto his new role as part of David Wagner’s technical staff, Whitehead spoke of his pride as The Terriers avoided relegation to secure another year of Premier League football.

Speaking to #HTTV, Dean Whitehead said:

“I think it’s been a fantastic season. I thought we deserved to win today, we played well for the majority of the game. We had chances but it’s one of them things, we will take the positives and move on.

“It’s been a magnificent season for us. For a Club like this to stay in the Premier League is extraordinary. The lads have got to a take a lot of credit, we’ve all been together and we’ve come through.

“We’ve had a long tough season, so have the fans. They’ve been with us through the good times and the bad times but ultimately, we’ve come through and we can celebrate.

“I don’t know how it feels, maybe tomorrow I will feel a bit better. It’s a sad day for me but I’ll move on and I’ll have to prove myself in another part of the football world.

“I was very proud, it was a great reception I got and I’m very thankful and appreciative of that. The boys gave me a fantastic send-off, I enjoyed it.”

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