Huddersfield Town head coach David Wagner wants remaining contract issues at the club to be sorted soon.
As Town prepare for their Championship visit to Rotherham, Wagner has revealed they are close to re-signing skipper Mark Hudson and that the club wish to take up the year’s option on the contract of midfielder Jonathan Hogg, who is out injured at the moment.
Town have been making decisions on other members of the playing squad and Wagner said: “All the players and all the agents know where we stand with regards to whether we want to work with them next season or not.
David Wagner speaks ahead of the Rotherham match
“We do want these matters sorted out reasonably quickly and we would hope to make everything official sometime next week.”
Wagner is already building a squad for next season with German left-back Chris Lowe on his way to the John Smith’s Stadium and Rajiv van La Parra on board , but the futures of players like Karim Matmour and loanees like Emyr Huws and Jamie Paterson have still to be sorted.
While he is confident of putting together a competitive squad, Wagner says he never had any doubts about guiding Town away from trouble this term.
“I work every single day with our squad and I know how good we are, so I know why we win games and I know why we lose them,” he explained.
“That’s why I had no doubt we would reach our target to stay in the Championship, and with four games to go we just have to play for each three points like we know we can.
“We have to play with freedom and show our passion. We have to be hungry and creative and continue the good work with which we started the week.”