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Huddersfield snap up Gerrard

Huddersfield snap up Gerrard
By Eurosport

08/08/2012 at 17:52Updated 08/08/2012 at 19:25

Huddersfield have signed Cardiff's Anthony Gerrard for £350,000 on a three-year contract.

The centre-back, 26, has not played for the Bluebirds since missing a penalty in City's Carling Cup final defeat to Liverpool in February.

He was also left out of Championship Cardiff's pre-season tour by manager Malky Mackay.

"We're delighted to welcome Anthony to Huddersfield because we've worked very hard to seal his signature amid a lot of competition from other clubs," Huddersfield manager Simon Grayson told the club's official website.

"Just like the large majority of our summer signings - the likes of Keith Southern, Joel Lynch, Sean Scannell, Adam Clayton and Oliver Norwood - he has plenty of Championship experience.

"But also he is still a young player who has yet to reach his peak - exactly the type of player I want. He's also a real leader and you can never have enough of those on the pitch. He has a real hunger to succeed too."

Gerrard, cousin of Liverpool and England captain Steven, joined Cardiff from Walsall in 2009 and spent the 2010-11 campaign on loan at Hull City.

The former Everton trainee is the latest of a string of acquisitions by Town manager Simon Grayson as he prepares the newly-promoted Terriers for life in the Championship.