Huddersfield Town skipper Mark Hudson has signed a new contract.

The experienced centre-back has put pen to paper on three-year terms which will include a transition to coaching.

Former Cardiff City player Hudson’s current deal ends this summer.

The 34-year-old has played 81 times and scored five goals since signing in September 2014.

Huddersfield Town v Charlton Athletic. Sky Bet Championship. John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield. Mark Hudson celebrates Town's first goal.

He has been a regular under head coach David Wagner, who replaced Chris Powell in November.

Hudson, who made his 400th career league appearance in Saturday’s 1-1 home draw with Birmingham City , already holds a UEFA B coaching qualification.

Wagner said: “I’m unbelievably happy that Mark Hudson will continue to be a part of my squad.

“I have said before that the whole squad accepted the big changes I made when I arrived in November and Mark was a big reason for that.

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“As captain - and one of the biggest influences in the dressing room - he set a great example, as he understood that the changes we made will make his career longer.

“It is a great move for the club to keep him here as a coach in the long term.

“But I believe he still has a big part to play on the pitch as we look to make the next steps in our development.

”Mark’s performances during my time here have been good and he is an important player in a squad that is generally young and still learning.

“He is a 100% professional and has a winning mentality; he has been a winner of the Championship (with Cardiff) just a few years ago.

“This is the type of character that we need in our squad.”

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Town’s head of football operations Stuart Webber added: “Under (chairman) Dean Hoyle, this Club has always had a commitment to developing good people on and off the pitch.

“Mark certainly fits that bill.

“He has been an outstanding captain since his arrival and it is fantastic news that we have secured his future.

“In the short term David sees him as an important part of his playing squad and I am sure that Mark will make an excellent coach in future years.

“The club will give Mark all the help and support he needs as he prepares to begin his coaching career.”

Hudson, who started out at Fulham and has also played for Crystal Palace and Charlton Athletic, has made 446 appearances in all, scoring 26 goals.

Cardiff’s 2013 success was his second promotion to the Premier League after he achieved the feat with Palace in 2004.

He also played in Cardiff’s 2012 Carling (League) Cup final defeat by Liverpool.