DANNY Williams described his last year at Reading FC as his best after securing a move to Premier League Huddersfield Town.

Williams left Royals as a free agent after four seasons at Madejski Stadium to join the Terriers on a two-year deal yesterday.

His stay in Berkshire ended in bitter disappointment after Jaap Stam's men were beaten by David Wagner's side in the Championship play-off final at Wembley in May.

Now Williams will find himself donning the blue and white stripes of Huddersfield in the top flight next season rather than the hoops of Reading.

“It's a strange feeling at the moment,” admitted the 28-year-old USA international. “Obviously people could see me in tears after the final.

“Obviously it hurt and to see Huddersfield lift the trophy hurt even more.

“It was very hard to leave Reading. I had four good four years, especially the last one.

“We formed a group with a new manager and new philosophy of football.

“But at the end of the day I never made a secret about how much I wanted to play in the Premier League and that's what Huddersfield Town can offer me.

“I know a few of the boys already so I've spoken to them and it's the right decision to come here.”

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Jaap Stam consoles Jordan Obita after the play-off final.

Williams joined Royals from German club Hoffenheim and made 135 league appearances, scoring 13 goals, over a four-year period.

He posted an emotional farewell to Reading's staff on supporters on social media yesterday before his move to Huddersfield was officially confirmed by the west Yorkshire club.

And Williams says that knowing Terriers boss Wagner though his Germany and USA connections was another reason behind his decision.

“I had a dream when I came over here four years ago to make it to the Premier League and I have the opportunity with Huddersfield,” he also told the Huddersfield Town website.

“I know the manager from Germany. I've spoken to him loads of times after games we've played against each other and I know how hard he works.

“When I was a Reading player I never wanted to play against against Huddersfield because they made it so difficulty for us.”

Meanwhile, Royals right-back Chris Gunter has agreed a new three-year deal after reports suggested Middlesbrough triggered a £1m release clause in his contract this week.

But two-time Player of the Year Ali Al-Habsi is also being strongly linked with a move to Saudi Arabia following interest from Al-Hilal.