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Webster signs new one-year contract with Millwall

Experienced defender has extended his stay at The Den...

26 June 2018

Millwall Football Club can confirm that Byron Webster has penned a new one-year contract at The Den.

The 31-year-old joined The Lions back in 2014 from Yeovil and has since gone on to make 131 appearances for the club.

Webster was an ever-present for Millwall in the 2016/17 campaign - featuring 55 times in all competitions - playing a key role in the club's promotion via the Sky Bet League One Play-Offs in May 2017.

The 2017/18 campaign proved to be a frustrating one for Webster, however, as injury limited him to just 12 appearances in all competitions.

Despite the long-term lay-off, Lions boss Neil Harris has maintained his desire to keep the experienced defender at The Den and Webster will now look to challenge Jake Cooper, Shaun Hutchinson and summer signing Murray Wallace for a centre-back berth in 2018/19.

"It's been a long journey - a lot of hard work, a lot of sweat and a lot of tears, but we're finally there now," Webster told millwallfc.co.uk.

"It's good to be back involved in the banter with the lads. When you're injured, you're involved, but not properly. It's good to be a part of the mix again.

"A lot of credit goes to Paul (Tanner, Millwall's phsyio) and the medical stuff. It's hard by yourself, but they give you a kick up the backside and motivate you to do more and do it right.

"The leg is as good as new. It feels good. I can bend it, I can run on it and I can kick a ball!"

Byron Webster in pre-season training

Millwall boss Harris stated that the addition of Webster for 2018/19 will be "like having a new player" in the squad.

"Byron Webster signing for another season is a big boost and great for everybody. It's fully deserved even though he hasn't kicked a ball for us yet. It's fully deserved on the back of his recovery and the first part of last season when he was fit.

"Who knows what Webby is going to be this year - he doesn't know, we don't know. What I do know is that he's a brilliant pro, a great character and he has worked tirelessly to get to where he is.

"I fully expect him to be back to full fitness and to be back to where he was. It'll be like having a new player in the squad."

Millwall Football Club can also confirm that midfielder Harry Donovan has signed a one-year contract with the club.


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