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Huddersfield defender Christopher Schindler signs new three-year contract

Huddersfield defender Christopher Schindler has committed his future to the club until at least 2020.

The German centre-half, who scored the winning penalty in last season's play-off final against Reading, has signed a three-year deal, with the Terriers retaining an option over an additional year.

Schindler, who started all but three of Huddersfield's 49 league matches after joining for a then club record fee last summer, joins Chris Lowe, Elias Kachunga, Jonathan Hogg, Tommy Smith and Rajiv van La Parra in re-signing with the club.

Head coach David Wagner told htafc.com: "When Christopher Schindler joined the club, I always said I was comfortable to break the transfer record to bring him in and I think he totally proved his worth last season.

"Christopher was one of our stand-out players last year; he adapted really well to English football and has developed during the year he's been with us.

"He is a very strong character, who leads the group both on and off the pitch and he's responsible not only for himself but the team and the football club as well. Everyone could see at Wembley how strong he is as a person, when he stepped up and scored the winning penalty; it's great to have a person like him in our dressing room."

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