Southern signs for Terriers

Sat, 28 Jul 01:32:13 2012

Huddersfield have signed midfielder Keith Southern from Blackpool for an undisclosed fee.

Southern has penned a two-year contract with the Terriers, where he is reunited with manager Simon Grayson. The 31-year-old worked under Grayson when Blackpool were promoted out of League One during the 2006/07 season.

"We have been very patient waiting to get the right man with specific attributes for a key role," Grayson told the club's official website. "I know exactly what Keith is all about; I played with him and managed him at Blackpool and he's got great ability."

He added: "He's a wholehearted player, a real leader and he's operated at all levels; League One, the Championship and the Premier League, where he was at the heart of the team.

"I'm delighted to have got him - he adds to the competition for places that we already have. We've got some good options now but Keith's arrival gives us a different type of midfield player."

His transfer ends his 10-year association with the Tangerines, who he joined from Everton in 2002.


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