Terriers tie up duo
By Tom Adams
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Huddersfield have completed the signings of Martin McIntosh and Mark Hudson.Huddersfield have continued their summer changes apace with the captures of Martin McIntosh and Mark Hudson.
The duo have been handed two-year-deals in a swoop that could spell the end of The Terriers' pre-season dealings.
McIntosh moves from relegated Rotherham whilst Hudson comes from Chesterfield to join Lincoln City's Gary Taylor-Fletcher at the Galpharm Stadium.
Terriers boss Peter Jackson was delighted to seal the deals before the imposition of the league's new transfer windows, and opined that McIntosh would bring some much needed experience to his fledgling side.
"The introduction of a transfer window system has made it crucial to get things sorted out early on," Jackson told the club's official website.
"Having already brought in Gary Taylor-Fletcher I'm delighted to sign Martin and I am looking forward to putting them through their paces this week.
"Having all three new arrivals available for pre-season is a big boost for them in terms of settling in and for us in terms of working with them.
"We have some good young players at this club in the Clarke brothers, David Mirfin, Andy Holdsworth, Anthony Lloyd and John McCombe but, with the exception of Danny Adams, there is not a lot of hard-nosed experience now Steve Yates and Efe Sodje have gone.
"Martin McIntosh will provide that. He is a player I've known for a long time and he was very keen to come to the extent he cut short his time at Rotherham a year early."
Jackson also revealed that he beat off strong competition to sign Hudson, who he feels will grow into a key player for the Yorkshire side.
"There were quite a few clubs in for Mark so we are very happy to have him here," Jackson continued.
"Mark is versatile and has a lot of talent and, at 25, is still developing as a player.
"He is here for the next two years at least and I am confident that he will play a big role for us."