Terriers add Malone to their ranks

Premier League newcomers Huddersfield continued their preparations for a historic season as they announced the signing of Scott Malone from Fulham.

The 26-year-old left-back is set to feature in the top flight for the first time, having spent his entire career in the Football League since graduating from the Wolves academy in 2009.

Malone played just one season for the Cottagers in the Championship, contributing six goals in 36 outings last term. He has put pen to paper on a three-year contract at John Smith's Stadium.

The former England Under-19 international becomes the sixth addition for David Wagner's side following their promotion, with Laurent Depoitre, Aaron Mooy, Jonas Lossl, Tom Ince, Danny Williams and Steve Mounie already brought in during the transfer window.

"I'm excited to welcome Scott to Huddersfield Town," Wagner said in a statement on the club's official website. "Our fans will have seen in our games against Fulham last season what a good player he is and I know his abilities will suit our style of play very well.

"Scott is a good physical presence and is a very capable defender, plus he adds a lot going forward. He shows good football intelligence to time his forward runs and can setup goals for team-mates and scoring them himself.

"We already have a very good left-back in Chris Lowe and a real young talent in Tareiq Holmes-Dennis, but as we enter our first Premier League season it is so important to have competition and the ability to rotate our side, as we did so successfully last season."