Don’t underestimate the influence Mark Hudson has on Huddersfield Town.

The 34-year-old skipper recently signed a new three-year contract which includes a transition into coaching.

And former teammate Emyr Huws is clear on why Town wanted to keep the centre-back.

“Huddy is a real leader,” explained Wales international midfielder Huws, who has returned to Wigan Athletic after his Town loan.

“I’d have made him Player of the Season, for his consistency as well as his captaincy.

“He is a key man both on and off the field.

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“Huddy gets everyone together, and you need that type of player around a club.”

Hudson played in 41 of Town’s 49 games this season, and only Nahki Wells and Harry Bunn featured more often.

He has played 83 times in all since joining from Cardiff City in September 2014.

Having started out at Fulham, Hudson also played for Crystal Palace and Charlton Athletic.

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Huws, who is on a Wales training camp in Portugal, made 31 Town appearances.

He has six Wales caps and is hoping to cement a place in Chris Coleman’s final 23-man squad for the tournament in France.