Roberts signs new Terriers deal
Huddersfield winger Gary Roberts has set his sights on promotion after signing a new three-year deal.
Last Updated: 02/07/09 10:12am
Huddersfield winger Gary Roberts has set his sights on promotion after signing a new three-year deal with the club.
The Terriers' Player of the Year has committed his future to Lee Clark's side until the summer of 2012 and is eager to help the club climb out of League One.
Roberts bagged 11 goals in his first season with Huddersfield following his arrival from Ipswich last summer and has promised there is more to come.
"I get on with the manager really well and that has played a massive part in my decision to stay," he told the club's official website.
"He has been great with me since he first arrived in December; he believes in me and gives me the freedom to express myself out on the pitch, which is all you can ask for as a footballer.
"With a bit of confidence, I know I am a better player and the whole coaching staff have shown that they believe in me.
"Believe me when I say that the chairman here is ultra-ambitious and I cannot see any reason why this club cannot be in the top flight in the not-too-distant future. I genuinely mean that; I'm not just saying that to get the fans going, I believe it in my heart.
"The chairman is so keen for success and the players who have joined during the summer can all play at a higher level. However, we all have to take it one step at a time and the first step is to get out of this division by the end of the season."
Terriers boss Clark has backed the 25-year-old to build on his impressive campaign last term and is confident his squad is shaping up well for the coming season.
He said: "Gary was rightly named as our Player of the Year last season as he was terrific for us when we came in.
"He made an invaluable contribution in terms of the goals he scored and we are absolutely delighted that he has decided to stay with us by extending his contract.
"There is still more to come from Gary too. Regardless of your age you should always be looking to improve and the good thing about Gary is that he trains well and he wants to improve.
"To have players of Gary's quality committing their future to the club is a great sign for us. Along with Michael Collins' extension last week and the new signings we have brought in, it is a very exciting time for the club."