Lee pens new Huddersfield deal
He's a great influence in the changing room, says Grayson
Last Updated: July 12, 2012 5:03pm
Alan Lee: Has been rewarded with a new contract following Huddersfield's promotion
Huddersfield striker Alan Lee has signed a new one-year contract following the club's promotion to the Championship.
The 33-year-old, who joined the Terriers from Crystal Palace in the summer of 2010, has scored 10 goals in 76 appearances for Simon Grayson's side.
While that goalscoring record is unlikely to strike fear among Championship defences, Grayson believes Lee could prove an invaluable asset next season.
"It's great Alan will continue with us," Grayson told the club's official website.
"He's a great influence in the changing room and gives us a different type of option in attack with his physical presence and aerial ability.
"He also has good experience of the Championship and I've no doubt he will help some of his younger team-mates adapt to the challenges this division will bring."
Lee is excited about the challenge ahead and is particularly looking forward to facing one of his many former clubs, Cardiff, on the opening day of the season.
"I can't wait for the season to start," said Lee.
"Ever since the Wembley celebrations I've wanted the new season to come around and to have Cardiff on the opening day is terrific."
Meanwhile, Huddersfield have confirmed a pre-season friendly against Barcelona B at the Galpharm Stadium on Wednesday, August 8.
The Spanish giants' second team includes the likes of Cristian Tello, Marc Muniesa, Alejandro Grimaldo and Jean Marie Dongou, who are all pushing for a place in the senior side next season.