Smith signs new Lions deal

Defender relieved to secure contract after injury-hit season

Smith: New contract

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Millwall defender Jack Smith has committed his future to the club by signing a new two-year contract.

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Smith has endured an injury-plagued season at The Den and he has been restricted to just seven appearances in all competitions.

The 27-year-old, who joined the Lions in 2009 after leaving Swindon Town, admits there is a sense of relief at being rewarded with an extension.

"This has been my worst year in terms of injury, with just one thing after another," Smith told the club's official website.

"To say I'm relieved is an understatement, and now I'm hopeful that I'll be back in action in a couple of weeks following the thigh problem I picked up in training."

Rowlands opportunity

Meanwhile, Millwall boss Kenny Jackett is keen to assess Martin Rowlands after the midfielder joined on a month's loan from Queens Park Rangers.

Rowlands was an unused substitute for Saturday's 0-0 draw with Nottingham Forest after making just four appearances from the bench for QPR since returning from 12 months out with a knee injury.

"He's someone I've worked with before, when I was assistant manager to Ian Holloway at QPR," said Jackett.

"He hasn't been involved in their squad lately, so it's a good opportunity for us to have a look at Martin over the next month."