Huddersfield Town goalkeeper Joe Murphy has agreed a new contract, reports Sky Sports.
The 34-year-old’s previous deal was due to expire at the end of the season which would have made him a free agent. However, Murphy has now committed himself to the John Smith’s Stadium until the summer of 2017.
The goalkeeper has been capped twice by the Republic of Ireland and initially signed for the Terriers from Coventry City back in 2014, on a free transfer and has also spent a period out on loan to Chesterfield in League One.
Murphy has been at a number of clubs throughout his long career including, West Bromwich Albion, Walsall, Sunderland and Scunthorpe, before joining the Terriers which were all free transfers or loan deals.
Huddersfield manager David Wagner told the club’s official website via Sky Sports:
“Joe is not only an excellent, experienced goalkeeper, but he is a great character as well,”
“Before we extended his contract we spoke about my expectation for his important role on the pitch and in the dressing room. I am very happy that he will stay for next season.
The Republic of Ireland international has featured nine times for the Terriers this season, with his most recent appearance coming in the 2-2 draw with Reading in the Emirates FA Cup, although has failed to keep a clean sheet in the process.
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