DIMITAR Evtimov’s contract with Burton Albion has been extended for another two months.
The former Nottingham Forest goalkeeper joined the Brewers as a free agent after injuries to Stephen Bywater and Brad Collins left Nigel Clough short of options.
Evtimov has impressed in the two months he has been with the club and has helped Albion get through to the quarter finals of the Carabao Cup. His impressive form has earned him a call up to the full Bulgaria national side and he will miss Saturday's home game against Coventry as a result.
Collins, on loan from Chelsea, and Bywater should also be back in contention for the goalkeeping jersey as they come back from injury meaning Clough should have healthy competition for the starting position.
Evtimov's new contract runs until January 16, 2019.
Clough said: “We are delighted that we are able to extend the contract and it gives us good goalkeeping options.
"We have a lot of games coming up over the Christmas period and the most important cup tie for the club in many a year as we take on Middlesbrough in the Carabao Cup and we wanted to make sure we had no problems around that game.
"It also makes sure we don't have to rush Stephen back. We know from experience this season that just one dive and you can lose a goalkeeper very easily, so all round we are delighted Dimitar is staying."