Millwall have announced that striker Tom Bradshaw has agreed on a new contract with the club.
The deal is expected to keep him at the club for the next few years as the club have confirmed it as a long-term deal, via the club’s official website.
Bradshaw joined the club from Barnsley in 2018 on an initial loan deal for the season.
However, Millwall agreed a fee to make it a permanent move in time for the 2019-2020 season. The deal amounted to a reported fee of £800,000, which made him the club’s record signing, breaking a nearly 30-year record.
A long-term injury disrupted his first full season with the club. However, he then bagged 10 goals in 2019-2020. That included a run of four games in which he scored consecutively in October.
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Bradshaw scored a total of four goals in the following season, but a run of good form this campaign has seen him net seven goals from 18 appearances, including a five league game run of consecutive goals.
Those goals have helped Millwall to 11th in the Championship table. The Lions have 33 points from 24 games, seven adrift of the play-off places. Huddersfield Town in sixth have played twice more than Gary Rowett’s side.
Millwall lost their last league game, falling to a 3-2 defeat away at Bristol City. Next up for the club is the visit of Nottingham Forest to The Den on January 15.
Bradshaw hasn’t perhaps lived up to the tag of being the club’s record signing, considering his highest scoring tally in a season is 10. However, agreeing a new contract with the club is good news.
He has found much greater consistency in front of goal this season and this new deal should only bolster his confidence.
Millwall will need him to continue this good form if they are to have any chance of making the play-offs, and a new contract will also protect his value as he was presumably coming to the end of his existing contract.