WEMBLEY hero Jack Hunt has signed a one-year contract extension with Championship Huddersfield Town.
The 21-year-old put pen to paper on the deal – which runs to the summer of 2014 – back in April but wanted to delay the announcement so as not to create a distraction ahead of the play-offs.
Town have the option on an extra season, too, for the highly-rated right-back, who played in 50 of Town’s 54 matches.
“It was a very easy decision, even before promotion,” said Leeds-born Hunt, who can’t wait for the Elland Road fixture date.
“I joined Town as an eight-year-old and I’ve seen a lot of changes over that time, but the biggest has been the arrival of Dean Hoyle, who is such an ambitious chairman.
“I’ve loved being a part of all the positive changes at the club and I want to stay here.”
Hunt, who scored in the play-off semi-final first leg against MK Dons and scored his penalty in the 8-7 shoot-out win against Sheffield United at Wembley, added: “The facilities here, such as Canalside, are all moving forward and we are a Championship-standard club – if not higher.
“All the improvements will attract better players and there is still a lot more to come from me. I love getting forward, but first and foremost I’m a defender and I know I need to improve defensively because I want to do well in the Championship against better players.”
Town’s Young Player of the Year and selected in the League I PFA team of the season, Hunt is a key part of manager Simon Grayson’s planning for 2012-13.