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Signing Dean Whitehead was a top priority – Huddersfield Town boss Chris Powell

24 June 2015

Huddersfield Town manager Chris Powell says signing Dean Whitehead was one of his main priorities this summer.

Whitehead has penned a two-year deal at the Sky Bet Championship club, to become their first signing of the summer.

The 33-year-old bolsters Powell’s options in midfield and the Terriers boss was delighted to have snapped up a player with such experience.

“Bringing Dean Whitehead to the club was among my top priorities during this transfer window, so I’m delighted to welcome him to Huddersfield Town today,” Powell told

“His arrival is testament to our policy of staying patient to ensure we recruit the right players for this club. The Championship is a tough and relentless division and the addition of Dean will mean we are better equipped to deal with the challenges that brings.

“Dean has proven ability and quality that will improve us. He has a vast wealth of experience at the top level of English football.

“I believe Dean will help to us that in the vital midfield area of the pitch for us, whether that is helping to lead us through difficult periods in a game or seeing out a game.”

Whitehead joins following a two-season spell with Middlesbrough, where he made 63 appearances and helped them reach the Sky Bet Championship Play-Off Final at Wembley Stadium last term.

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