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Huddersfield Town captain Peter Clarke extends contract

Peter Clarke
Clarke won promotion with his previous club Southend

Huddersfield captain Peter Clarke will remain with the club until June 2014 after signing a contract extension.

The 29-year-old, who was due to be out of contract at the end of next season, has played every minute of every league game for the Terriers this campaign.

Manager Lee Clark told the club website: "He is a manager's dream because he is so consistent.

"He was such an obvious choice for captain when I brought him in, because he leads by example."

Clarke joined Huddersfield from Southend United on a free transfer in 2009 and was immediately named captain.

In his two seasons with the Terriers, the central defender has made 110 appearances, scoring 10 goals.

Under his leadership the club have qualified for the League One play-offs for a second successive season.

No player is more determined than him to get this club into the Championship as soon as possible

Huddersfield manager Lee Clark

His manager added: "His contribution to our last two seasons is unquestionable and it really was a great piece of business to bring him in on a free transfer in 2009.

"Peter is an ambitious man and the fact that he has committed to the club for such a long period of time is evidence that he believes we are going in the right direction.

"No player is more determined than him to get this club into the Championship as soon as possible."

Huddersfield travel to Bournemouth in the first leg of their play-off semi-final on Saturday.



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