Jonathan Hogg commits future to Huddersfield with new three-year deal
By Rory O'Callaghan
Last Updated: 02/08/16 2:08pm
Huddersfield Town midfielder Jonathan Hogg has signed a new three-year contract with the Terriers.
The 27-year-old, who joined the club from Watford in 2013, has put pen to paper on a long-term deal that will keep him at the John Smith's Stadium until 2019.
Hogg has been a regular starter under German boss David Wagner and has made 88 appearances for the Yorkshire club since joining from the Hornets.
"It's very good news for Huddersfield Town that 'Hoggy' has extended his stay by signing this new contract, as he is a player who embodies our 'Terriers Identity' as much as any other," said Wagner, in a statement released on Huddersfield's official website.
"As I said at the end of last season and all summer, keeping our talented players at the Club is just as important as recruiting new ones and it's great that Jonathan's long term future is at Huddersfield.
"His tenacity on the pitch is a great example to any player, his fitness is second-to-none and he is a good character as well.
"I believe the identity we have brought to the team since November suits his abilities and I expect him to be an important player in the coming season."
Hogg was initially offered just a one-year contract extension at the end of the 2015/16 Championship campaign.
However, Huddersfield have now decided to secure the long-term future of the former Aston Villa man ahead of the new season.
Wagner's side play Brentford at home in their first Championship match on August 6 before travelling to face newly-relegated Newcastle in their opening away fixture on August 13.