Mike Pollitt is the longest serving player at Wigan Athletic and he is to extend that reign for a further twelve months as he agrees a new deal today.
Mike has been a great servant to Latics over the years and he has shown his loyalty to the club by agreeing to stay for another year to act as back up for Chris Kirkland and also to help in the development of some of the younger keepers at the Club.
The official Club statement reads:
Wigan Athletic are delighted to announce that goalkeeper Mike Pollitt has agreed a new one year contract at the DW Stadium.
The 38 year old is the club’s longest serving player, having become the first to sign following promotion to the Barclays Premier League in May 2005, and he has now played under four different managers at Latics.
He played six times for the club in all competitions last season, four times in the Barclays Premier League, and also received an award for Outstanding Contribution at the Player of The Year Dinner earlier this month.
Manager Roberto Martinez said: “Mike is a terrific goalkeeper first and foremost with great experience and he continues to set standards on a daily basis that the younger players can follow.
“He has been patient during his time at the club but has never been anything less than totally professional and committed to the club.
“He is also an infectious character who is great to have around the dressing room and we are all delighted to have him back.”
After signing his contract at the DW Stadium, Mike Pollitt said: “I’m delighted to be at the club for another year, my sixth at the club all together, it’s a great feeling.
“I work hard every day, do the best I can and when I do get a game make sure I’m ready to try and impress the manager.
“Although he likes me round the place I think more importantly he rates me as a goalkeeper, and hopefully I can do as good a job next year as I have done in the past.”