PLAY-OFF hero Rob Edwards has agreed a new one-year contract to stay with Town.
News comes on the day manager Peter Jackson released striker Iffy Onuora and utility player Paul Scott to create room for new signings in the McAlpine squad.
The 34-year-old Edwards scored the goal which took Town to the play-off final and then netted the vital first penalty in the shoot-out victory against Mansfield at the Millennium Stadium.
He was cheered by thousands of fans in Huddersfield town centre last Thursday night who chanted `sign him up' when he was introduced after the open-topped bus ride - and that's exactly what Jackson has done.
"The way Rob came back from being out of the team, particularly in the play-off games, was magnificent," said Jackson, who is still negotiating his own contract extension.
"He was very unfortunate not to be picked in the Cardiff final, but when he came on he did a great job, took a brilliant penalty and thoroughly deserves another 12-month deal.
"Rob is a very versatile player, a tremendous squad man and a great lad to have around the club - one of the nicest you could ever wish to meet.
"He will never let you down, whichever position you select him in, and he thoroughly deserves the extension to his contract."
Edwards played 21 times this season in his second spell with the club, scoring twice, although he lost the left wing-back slot to Anthony Lloyd and was dropped to the bench against Mansfield to accommodate the return of Tony Carss to midfield.
Onuora's departure comes after just two months back at his first club and after the 36-year-old scored the vital first goal in the play-off semi-final first leg against Lincoln at Sincil Bank.
"Iffy more or less knew it would only be to the end of the season and, for that goal against Lincoln alone, it was well worth signing him," said Jackson.
"He is a good friend of mine and, obviously, we wish him all the best in getting fixed up with another club."
Scott scored twice in 23 appearances this season for the club he joined straight from school.
"I was upset to have to tell Scotty we were releasing him and, obviously, he was really upset to hear it," said Jackson, who has David Mirfin, Steve Yates, Efe Sodje, Nathan Clarke and John McCombe vying for centre-back places next term and Nat Brown as back-up.
"He is a good lad who has done solid service for the club, but I felt he would find it difficult to break into the team next season and, at 24, maybe a move will be the right thing for him.
"It is disappointing that we are not in a position to be able to keep him and a real wrench for the lad himself, but we wish him all the luck in the world in getting fixed up with another club."
Earlier in the season, Jackson allowed John Thorrington to leave for Grimsby and Chris Holland to get fixed up at Boston United.
Towards the end of the campaign, he released wingman Tyrone Thompson, who made only two senior appearances, and experienced defender Ian Hughes, who started the campaign at right-back but was then hit by a suspension and injuries.