David Wagner hailed Huddersfield Town midfielder Jonathan Hogg and said: “He’s a true Terrier.”

The club have taken up their option to extend the former Watford man’s contract by a year.

And the head coach explained: “He shows our identity as much as any other player in the squad.

“Hoggy is a real Terrier on the pitch, I like his style and I like his character as well.”

It’s been an injury-hit season for Hogg, who cost £400,000 when he signed in July 2013.

He returned to the squad after a knee problem for the final two Championship games, but didn’t play.

Now Wagner is determined to ensure the 27-year-old remains fit for as long as possible.

Huddersfield Town midfielder Jonathan Hogg

“When he trains and plays regularly, he is a top performer for us,” said the boss.

“Injuries have troubled him, so we must do everything to prevent them.

“It was great to have him back for the two weeks.

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“It would be very exciting for me to see him stay fit for a whole season.

“Then I think we would see the best Jonathan Hogg we have ever seen.”