Davidson: I wanted UK stay

Huddersfield Town full-back Jason Davidson insisted his decision to turn down offers from elsewhere was down to the quality of football in the UK.

Davidson, 23, signed a three-year deal with the Championship club on Saturday morning (AEST).

The 2015-16 season will mark the Socceroo's second in England, having endured a frustrating campaign at West Brom before being released.

Davidson said he had rejected offers to leave the UK due to being impressed by the quality of football in England.

"It was a key factor for me to make sure I stayed in the UK because I think the level of football over here is fantastic," he told the club's website.

"And from my experience last year in the Premier League, I saw a bit of the Championship and how the teams played and it was something for me I really wanted to make sure I had another go in England.

"It didn't really work out for me last year at West Brom so Huddersfield came along and it was something that was really interesting for me and I wanted to make sure that it happened and I'm happy that it's all done and dusted."

Asked what it was specifically about English football, Davidson lauded the professionalism.

"Firstly, you've got to give credit to the crowds and the stadiums," he said.

"Even in League One and League Two and the Championship, you see unbelievable crowds coming to watch football and obviously the Premier League, it's followed worldwide.

"But the Championship as well you get average crowds – I was told that Huddersfield was 15,000 and in derbies there's 20,000-plus. That's a lot of credit to the supporters to show you really what football means to the English.

"Football in general over here it's so professional, you see the stadiums, you see the training complex.

"I think in general football is the number one sport over here. That's something that really caught my eye when I was at West Brom and I wanted to make sure I stayed in the UK."