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Midfielder Whitehead offered new deal by Terriers

Huddersfield Town's Dean Whitehead celebrates with team-mates after winning the Sky Bet Championship play-off final at Wembley
Huddersfield Town's Dean Whitehead celebrates with team-mates after winning the Sky Bet Championship play-off final at Wembley
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Huddersfield Town midfielder Dean Whitehead has been offered a fresh contract by the newly-promoted club.

Whitehead, 35, did not feature for David Wagner’s side in the Sky Bet Championship play-offs, but his experience could be an asset for the Terriers in the Premier League next season.

“Of the current first-team group, midfielder Dean Whitehead and goalkeeper Luke Coddington will be offered new contracts by the club,” Huddersfield said on their official website.

Whitehead featured for Town on 20 occasions this season, while Coddington, 21 and yet to make his full Town debut, had a spell on loan at Wrexham.

Chelsea pair Izzy Brown and Kasey Palmer, plus fellow loanees Aaron Mooy (Manchester City) and Danny Ward (Liverpool) have returned to their respective parent clubs, Town confirmed.

Goalkeeper Joe Murphy will turn his loan at Bury into a permanent deal when his contract expires later this summer and striker Flo Bojaj will be released.

Under-23 defenders Fraser Horsfall and Dylan Cogill, plus goalkeepers George Dorrington and Tadhg Ryan, will be offered new contracts.

Leeds United winger Hadi Sacko hopes his three-year-deal with the Whites will provide a confidence boost ahead of his second season in English football.

Sacko initially joined Leeds on a season-long loan from Sporting Lisbon last summer, with an option for United to sign the Frenchman permanently at the end of the term.

That option has now been triggered with the 23-year-old committing his future to the Whites until at least the summer of 2020 and becoming the first permanent transfer completed by new owner and chairman Andrea Radrizzani.

Sacko made 42 appearances for United last season, scoring twice upon his first taste of English football.

“I’m very happy now. I’ve got an objective. I have come here to play and I am very excited about starting these three years with Leeds,” said Sacko.

“The club offering me this deal is very good for my confidence and I am really looking forward to getting started again.

“I really enjoyed last season with Leeds. I played 42 games in my first season in England, which I was very happy about.

“I feel like I have adapted to the English game, but I need to prove it more.”