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MILDENHALL EXTENDS HIS LOAN

17 January 2013

Keeper will be with us until the end of the season

This afternoon saw on loan Millwall goalkeeper Steve Mildenhall sign an extension to his loan spell.

He will remain at the Memorial Stadium until the final game of the season against Torquay away.

Mildenhall, who originates from the West Country, was delighted to get the formalities of the extension out of the way. He said: “When I had the phone call from the gaffer here on the Sunday before the Plymouth game we spoke about the loan being till the end of the season but I was only able to sign on a 28 day emergency one.

"Now that all the paper work has been done I’m really pleased to have signed till the end of this campaign”. 

Mildenhall has been at Millwall for the last 3 season but has been restricted to only 20 appearances for the Lions. Prior to his move to The Den he has always been a number one at all his previous clubs where he has amassed over 400 appearances in all competitions. 

“The last 3 years have been frustrating with regards to playing, I always see myself as a number 1 so to not play every week has been hard. This season I have not been involved at all at Millwall so I knew I needed to get out and play some football with my contract expiring in the summer.

"It took a while to get a loan sorted but I enjoyed my 2 months at Scunthorpe, but when I had the call about the opportunity to come back to the West Country where my family is from and play for Rovers, it was just perfect.

"It was hard at Scunthorpe because I was away from my family, but with moving here it has been as little disruption for them as all of our family are here and we still had a house this way” said Mildenhall. 

Looking towards the rest of this campaign he believes after the recent results there are plenty of positives surrounding the club. “In the last 3 games there have been many positive’s from the performances, obviously to get 2 wins out of three has been great and the performance against Fleetwood last week was immense.

"We need to build on those games and with the good news for the club regarding the new stadium hopefully we can create a real feel good factor for all the supporters.

"For myself I’m just grateful for the opportunity to come here and play football and be part of a great football club. If I can help along the way with performance to help the club stay in this division I will be a very happy man.“        

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