Mark Hudson believes Huddersfield Town "was the right place to come" after arriving from Cardiff City on deadline day.

The 32-year-old became the club's seventh summer signing by penning a two-year deal with the Terriers to bolster the defensive ranks.

And, in a blog post using Sportlobster, the centre-back lifted the lid on how his move came about, revealing how he chose Town over a host of other suitors even without assurance over who his prospective new manager would be.           

 

He wrote: "I’m looking forward to a new chapter in my career having joined Huddersfield Town on Transfer Deadline Day.

"It was actually my first Deadline Day move, and it was quite exciting, and experience I hadn’t been through before.

"I started the day sat in London with my agent, waiting to see how things would unfold.

"We knew that my future wasn’t going to be at Cardiff, and that a few clubs were interested in me.

"It was a race against time to not just make a move, but to make the right move. I’m confident that I have made a good choice.

"Once we knew where I was going, I travelled north around lunchtime, did a medical, and agreed everything by about 10pm.

"The only annoying thing was that Falcao got a bit more coverage than me on Sky Sports News!

Mark Hudson was annoyed his move got less coverage than Falcao's switch to Manchester United on deadline day
Mark Hudson was annoyed his move got less coverage than Falcao's switch to Manchester United on deadline day
 

"To be fair, even though we are quite similar as players, his fee was a bit larger than mine, so I can understand it…! 

"Seriously though, it was fun to be a part of Deadline Day, and I’m glad everything was sorted in time.

"Huddersfield Town had been chasing me for a while.

"I liked everything I heard about the club. I had spoken to the owner on more than one occasion, and he impressed me.

"I like the fact that he is a 100% shareholder, and a local guy who wants the club to do well.

"That brings a lot of stability to the club.

"He told me he wants me to leave a legacy at the football club, in a similar way that I did at Cardiff.

"He wants me to help them progress on and off the pitch, and I’m looking forward to doing that for him, and you, the fans.

 

"There was no manager in place at the club when I made the decision to join Huddersfield Town, but that wasn’t an issue for me.

"You have to take everything into consideration, and I liked the set-up here.

"When I spoke to the owner, he had two managerial candidates in mind.

"He said both of them knew that he wanted to sign me, and that they wanted me to come, so I knew I would be a part of the new manager’s plans whoever eventually took charge.

"I had interest from other clubs, but Huddersfield Town was the right place to come. They wanted me as a player and as a person, and that meant a lot to me."

Town went on to announce that Chris Powell was to become the permanent successor to Mark Robins and he will take his place in the John Smith's Stadium dugout for the first time against Middlesbrough this weekend as he gears up to lead a new-look Town.

And Hudson reserved particular praise for the new man in charge.

 

He added: "Chris Powell has taken over now, and he’s been working us hard on the training ground ever since he arrived.

"His sessions have been great, he’s told us he wants us to improve as individuals and as a team.

"He wants results to improve too, and he told us he wants us to enjoy ourselves and play some good football.

"It helped that I knew Anthony Gerrard from our time together at Cardiff.

"He’s a top lad. I knew quite a few of the guys here from playing against them over the years, so it’s been an easy transition.

"It’s a tight-knit group and they’re a good bunch of lads, and they’ve all helped me settle in well.

"We play Middlesbrough this weekend.

"They’ve brought in quite a few players too, and I’m expecting that it will be a tough game, as they all are in this division.

"We need to get back to winning ways and I’m hoping for my first home game, and the manager’s first game, we can do exactly that and get three points.

"I also want to say in this blog, that I leave Cardiff (both the football club and the city) with some great memories.

"I was there for five years, which is a long time in modern day football.

"I met some brilliant people there, and I made friends for life.

"My kids were born there, and it will always be a special place for my family and me.

"My eldest has just started school there, and is still there for the moment, so I still have ties to the area.

"I want to thank everyone who made our time there so enjoyable. I wish you all the best for the future.

"Looking forward though, it’s all about Huddersfield Town from this point forward, and I can’t wait to do my very best for all of the supporters, starting this weekend.

"Mark."