Millwall have confirmed that goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski has extended his stay at The New Den.
The 33-year-old triggered an extension in his contract, allowing him to remain with the Lions.
Bartosz Bialkowski Triggers Millwall Contract Extension
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The Polish international has been an integral figure at The New Den since joining on loan in 2019.
He initially joined on loan for the 2019/20 season. However, that move was made permanent in January 2020 after impressing during his loan spell.
Bialkowski was unmoved last season, keeping his place in between the sticks for Millwall. He made 46 appearances in total, conceding just 51 goals and keeping 16 clean sheets.
The 33-year-old’s performances last season earned their rewards. He shared the Golden Glove alongside Brentford’s David Raya, while also being named Millwall’s Player of the Year.
Speaking after being named Player of the Year, Bialkowski said to the official Millwall website: “I’m delighted.
“It’s been a great season for me personally, but for the whole team too. A much-improved season from last year. I wasn’t here then, but I know it was a disappointing season for the club.
“We’ve been consistent, but there has been ups and downs along the way, as there will be in a long season. But, we managed to stay in the fight for the Play-Offs until nearly the last game of the season.”
While his side may not be challenging for the Championship play-offs currently, Bialkowski has maintained that consistency into this season.
He has kept eight clean sheets in 20 games so far this season, conceding just 18 goals. Some games have proved to be more testing than others for the Polish ‘keeper – he made seven saves in a 0-0 draw with Sheffield Wednesday back in October, but only one against Bristol City during their 2-0 win on December 15.
However, Bialkowski will have to wait to make his next appearance in a Millwall shirt, as they are not in action until January 2.
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