Karim Matmour is eager to win his race against time and earn a Huddersfield Town contract extension.

The Algerian international forward was a January arrival at the John Smith’s Stadium.

David Wagner’s first permanent signing as head coach agreed a deal to the end of the season.

Town have the option of keeping the man who spent a decade in Germany for a further 12 months.

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Matmour, who played for Borussia Monchengladbach, Eintracht Frankfurt and Kaiserslautern, wants to stay.

And he says Town supporters have certainly not seen the best of him.

Matmour has had to play catch-up fitness wise as well as adapting to a new country and a new competition.

He started the season at Al-Arabi of Kuwait, but left after a contract dispute.

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“At first I was not 100% fit and needed to adapt to the Championship,” said the man who has made six Town starts and 11 appearances in all.

“This league is tough and it is different to Germany.

“Other players had told me it was difficult sometimes for foreign players to adapt, but I am getting there.

“It has taken a little time but I am learning all about the Championship.”

Matmour has scored one goal, in the 4-1 win at Leeds United, and is hungry for more.

“It was good to score my first goal and my aim now is to get better with every day and every game,” he added.