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GOALKEEPER BEN GARRATT SIGNS NEW TWO-YEAR DEAL AT BURTON ALBION

20 May 2021

GOALKEEPER Ben Garratt has signed a new two-year contract with Burton Albion.

Garratt, who initially signed for the Brewers on a short-term deal in October 2019 before penning an 18-month extension the following January, has made 33 appearnaces for the Brewers in that time.

On Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's arrival at the club last January, Garratt was recalled to the starting XI and went on to keep 10 clean sheets in 21 games as the Brewers climbed off the bottom of the table to secure Sky Bet League One safety with three matches to play.

Now the former Crewe Alexandra stopper has signed fresh terms to stay at the Pirelli Stadium until the summer of 2023.

Garratt said: "I was delighted to get it sorted quickly.

"When your contract is coming to an end you just want to get that sorted as soon as possible. It was on my mind and as soon as the manager said he wanted to keep me on it was a no-brainer.

"He explained the intentions of keeping me at the club and I was just delighted with that chat.

"I think everyone at the club couldn’t help but enjoy the second half of the season. For myself to have played a part in that and made those starts was big for me.

"We're just looking forward to next season with optimism and we want to kick on again."

Manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink said: "Dino and I brought Ben into the team for our first game and he did ever so well for the rest of the season.

"We just felt we needed to change something after the Oxford game and he pulled off some really good saves, and worked really well with the back four in front of him.

"We have some really good goalkeepers in the building working with Andy Quy (Head of Goalkeeping) and we’re really pleased that Ben has signed up for another two years with us."


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