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Tomlinson signs extended Brewers deal

8 February 2013

Keeper to remain with Brewers to end of 2013-2014

Burton Albion goalkeeper Stuart Tomlinson has today put pen to paper on a new contract which will see him stay with the Brewers for the remainder of this season and also the 2013-14 season.

The former Port Vale stopper has been a key figure in Albion's rise up the npower League 2 table this season since joining on a short term deal in the autumn and has recently been on a monthly contract as he proved his fitness after a posterior cruciate ligament injury kept him out for four months.

Now the 27 year old keeper has committed himself to the Brewers for the foreseeable future and boss Gary Rowett was delighted to have tied down the former Crewe trainee as he continues to shape his squad for the long term.

"It's terrific that we have now got Stuart signed up not only for the remainder of this season but also for next season as well which is important." Rowett said, "He did really well for us in the first part of his spell when we went eleven games unbeaten. He got his injury but he has come back really quickly from that and played the last three games where we have been unbeaten again including two away games where our form of late hasnt been good but hopefully that form is improving now and Stuart can have a big part to play again."

Rowett recognised the need to secure one of his key positions in the team on a long term basis and admitted that both parties could be good for one another.

"It was vital for both parties to get something concrete sorted out for the longer term. I think that Stuart has recognised that we can be really good for him in this next stage of his career and obviously he can be really good for us in return so I am really pleased that we have got everything sorted out."

Tomlinson has played fourteen games for the Brewers so far this season keeping five clean sheets.

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