Football: Huddersfield continue signing spree with Scott Malone and Mathias Jorgensen deals

ENGLAND (REUTERS) - Huddersfield Town have signed their 10th player in the current transfer window with English defender Scott Malone joining the Premier League side from Championship team Fulham on a three-year deal and Danish international defender Mathias Jorgensen moving from Danish champions FC Copenhagen on a three-year contract, the club announced.

The 26-year-old Malone played in 42 matches last season in his first and only season at Fulham with his impressive performances earning him a spot in the Championship Team of the Year.

Fulham finished sixth in the league and reached the play-off semi-finals, where they lost to Reading.

"Scott is a good physical presence and is a very capable defender, plus he adds a lot going forward," Huddersfield manager David Wagner told the club website (www.htafc.com).

"He shows good football intelligence to time his forward runs and can set up goals for team-mates and scoring them himself."

The 27-year-old Jorgensen played in 269 matches for Copenhagen and won 10 trophies in two stints at the club.

He also turned out for Dutch Eredivisie side PSV Eindhoven, winning the Dutch Super Cup in 2013.

"He is a very complete defender with great experience of being successful in every league he has played in, which served us well with the signings we made last season too," Wagner told the club's website.

"His athleticism and football intelligence will be big assets in the Premier League for sure, and he is a super professional character, which will fit in with our current group of players very well."

Malone and Jorgensen, nicknamed "Zanka", are Huddersfield's fifth and sixth recruits in four days, following the signings of Benin international forward Steve Mounie and English midfielders Tom Ince, Danny Williams and Kasey Palmer as the club prepare for their first top-tier season in 45 years.