HUDDERSFIELD Town have confirmed the signing of Adam Hammill.
Former Liverpool academy player Hammill, who has joined on a three-year deal, had been on loan at Town under previous boss Simon Grayson during the first half of last season.
However that loan spell hit the headlines for the wrong reasons when Hammill was arrested for, and later admitted, a drunken attack on a female paramedic.
Hammill escaped a jail sentence for his actions and Town vowed to help him tackle his problems.
After signing his permanent deal Hammill admitted: “I have a lot of repaying to do for the faith the club and the fans have shown in me; that made a massive impact upon me. The support I got from the club during my loan spell was second to none.
“I’m also delighted to be working with a familiar team and the manager who, in the past, has brought my full potential to the fore. The manager knows my strengths and weakness; he gave me the freedom to express myself on the pitch and my spell under him at Barnsley was the best of my career to date. I think he deals with players excellently on a one-to-one basis and he’s been the right manager for me. I have no doubt that I will thrive under him again.
“I want to come here and play regularly, as I did when I was at my best under Mark at Barnsley. I started fairly well at Wolves, but the last two seasons haven’t gone to plan. This feels like the right time to move on as I’m coming to my prime and I want to kick on.
“I think Huddersfield fans saw glimpses of what I could do in my loan spell, but obviously I got injured in my first start and then I had the off the field incident. I’ve put that behind me now, but that’s why I feel I owe this club so much and I plan to give it back.”
Town boss Mark Robins said "“Our job – and the challenge for Adam – is to work very hard on the training pitch and get him playing at a consistently high level, because if we can we have a very exciting player on our hands.
“Adam has lots of ability with the ball at his feet and will fit very well into the style of football we want to play, as he can play on either side or with the main striker.
“As everyone knows, increasing our goal-scoring threat is the priority for us at the moment and Adam’s arrival is another element of this.”