BURTON Albion goalkeeper Stephen Bywater has signed a new contract which will tie him to the club until the end of the 2018/19 season.
The former West Ham, Derby County and Sheffield Wednesday player, initially joined the Brewers in January 2016 and has started every Championship game this season.
Brewers manager Nigel Clough said: "He's been exemplary since coming into the team at the end of last season following Jon McLaughlin's injury and he has been one of our most consistent performers this season.
"He's got lots of experience which is very important and is competing for that number one spot with Connor Ripley and we have Harry Campbell in the background. It's a very strong department as we have some good young goalkeepers at the club as well."
The Brewers take on Nottingham Forest tomorrow and Bywater will be hoping to keep his fourth clean sheet on the road in a row.
He said: "I am over the moon to sign a new contract, the gaffer has done a great job with the team since I joined. I am very grateful for the new deal and it shows how much faith he has in me. I love being here and we have a great group of lads who want to work hard for each other.”