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Hudson extends Cardiff contract

July 9, 2013
By ESPN staff

Cardiff City captain Mark Hudson has extended his contract at the newly-promoted club until 2015.

Mark Hudson
PA PhotosMark Hudson was named player of the season by the Cardiff fans.

Hudson, who signed from Charlton in 2009, was named Player of the Year by supporters as Cardiff clinched the Championship title.

The 31-year-old told the club's official website: "I'm thrilled to have secured my future with Cardiff City, and that the thought of my contract is no longer in the back of my mind.

"It's a relief to have done this so early on in the summer so that we can focus purely on the football now in the build-up to the season's kick-off."

Bluebirds boss Malkay Mackay said: "I'm delighted that Mark has committed his future to Cardiff City football club. He is the ultimate professional, an inspirational leader of men and a pleasure to work with on a day-to-day basis.

"To secure our captain on a longer-term deal this summer was on our list of priorities, and I'm sure he will have the same impact for us in the Barclays Premier League as he did in captaining the players to promotion last season."

Information from the Press Association was used in this report