Huddersfield Town have long since begun moulding the squad for next term - and the latest step is to bring back captain Mark Hudson on a new deal.

The skipper has signed a three-year contract at the club which includes a transition to coaching.

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And for the majority of fans, it was exactly the news they wanted to hear. Michael Hefele has already been signed up to bolster the central defensive unit , and now Hudson will be back in the fold, where he remains a vital figure for David Wagner in the dressing room and on the field.

The former Cardiff City man is second only to Nahki Wells in minutes played this season, and has chalked up three goals - including key strikes against Leeds and Fulham.

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Now 34, the terms of this deal enable Town to benefit from his experience after his playing days have come to a close.

Here's what the fans made of the news.

Providing for the captain to transition to a coaching role was widely praised, with many seeing him as the perfect figure to help develop the next crop of defenders.

While his maturity and know-how mean he is still a key figure on the field at present.

There were a couple of nay-sayers...

But on the whole the news was well-received by fans who see what a positive influence he can be at the club.

And ultimately, his character is seen as just as vital as his footballing brain.

But the final word has to go to the man himself...