Goalkeeper Marek Rodák has extended his contract with Fulham and will be staying at Craven Cottage until the summer of 2020, the club announced this afternoon.
The Slovakian under-21 international, who is currently on loan at League One Rotherham United, made an immediate impact after joining Fulham from his hometown club Kosice as he helped the club’s under 18 side reach the FA Youth Cup final in 2014. Rodák , who made his senior debut for the club in the League Cup win at Wycombe Wanderers earlier this season where he kept a clean sheet, has enjoyed successful loan spells with Farnborough, Welling and Accrington Stanley and has been a big hit at Millmoor.
The 21 year-old has firmly established himself as Rotherham’s number one, making twenty appearances as Paul Warne’s side push for promotion back to the Championship. The Millers are currently fifth in the table, with Rodák having kept three consecutive clean sheets in a fine run of the form. The goalkeeper’s exceptional progression has seen him rewarded with a new contract, which Rodák is delighted about. He told the club’s official website:
First of all, I’m very happy to sign a new deal with Fulham Football Club. I’ve always been happy here, so that’s why I’ve decided to stay. I came here when I was 16, played for the Under-18s and the reserves, and this season I played for the first team in the Carabao Cup. That was my first competitive match in the first team with the other young lads – it provided me with great experience, so hopefully there’s many more to come.
This season at Rotherham has been very good. We’re playing good football and keep winning, so hopefully we’ll stick close to the top. My ambition is to go up and get promoted with Rotherham, and hopefully Fulham will get promoted as well. That would be great for both clubs.