Wednesday 26 June 2013
Hull City have continued shaping their squad ahead of their Barclays Premier League return with the announcement that central defender James Chester has signed a new three-year contract.
The 24-year-old was an important part of Hull's promotion campaign last season, making 44 League appearances as the Tigers finished second in the division.
Chester's old deal was due to run out next summer but the former Manchester United academy graduate, who joined Hull in 2011, is now committed to the club until 2016.
"It's nice to get the paperwork out of the way," Chester told the club's website. "I'm happy here and I've got a great relationship with the rest of the lads. I also enjoy living in this area. This is the perfect situation."
News of Chester's new contract comes a day after Hull signed Curtis Davies from Birmingham City while Maynor Figueroa and George Boyd have also joined the club this summer ahead of their top-flight return.