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Chester inks new Hull contract

Hull, England (Sports Network) - Hull City continues to get its squad in order ahead of its return to the Premiership as the club announced on Wednesday that defender James Chester has signed a new three-year contract.

Chester was a key component in the Hull side that earned promotion to the top flight last season with a second-place finish in the Championship.

The 24-year-old appeared in 44 league matches for the Tigers, and there really wasn't much of a decision for Chester when it came time to decide on his future.

"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."

Chester joined Hull in 2011 after graduating from Manchester United's academy, and he is now tied to the club until 2016.

06/26 13:06:07 ET


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