Mark Hudson: Cardiff City captain signs 2015 contract extension

Mark Hudson celebrates Cardiff's promotion to the Premier League

Cardiff City captain Mark Hudson has signed a contract extension that keeps him at the club until June 2015.

Centre-half the end of the 2013-14 campaign, their first in the Premier League.

"I wanted to stay and the manager wanted me to stay," said Hudson who led the club to the Premier League.

He joined Cardiff from Charlton Athletic in July 2009 and passed 150 appearances in 2012-13.

"It was pretty simple in the way things were done really. It's just nice to be reward with this.

"I thank the club and the manager for sorting things out for me and I am delighted its done and to spend my next couple of years here.

"I can put this away now and concentrate on things on the pitch."

After leading the club to the Championship title and into English football's top flight, Hudson's performances earned him the title of supporters' player of the season.

Manager Malky Mackay said: "He is the ultimate professional, an inspirational leader of men and a pleasure to work with on a day-to-day basis.

"To secure our captain on a longer-term deal this summer was on our list of priorities and I'm sure he will have the same impact for us in the Barclays Premier League as he did in captaining the players to promotion."