Pollitt sticks with Wigan
Keeper signs new one-year deal
By Pete O'Rourke - Follow me: @skysportspeteo. Last Updated: June 12, 2012 10:53am
Mike Pollitt: Signed new one-year deal to stay at Wigan
Wigan goalkeeper Mike Pollitt has agreed a new one-year deal to extend his stay with the club.
The 40-year-old was the club's first Premier League signing in 2005 and, with his current short-term deal - signed last summer - due to expire, he has been handed an extension for a further 12 months.
Pollitt has spent most of his time at the DW Stadium as a back-up, reflected in his tally of just 50 appearances in all competitions under four different managers, and last featured for Wigan's first team in an FA Cup tie in February 2011.
Latics boss Roberto Martinez has hailed Pollitt for his commitment to the cause despite his lack of first-team action.
"Above all Mike is a fantastic goalkeeper, whose experience and professionalism sets a high standard in training every day," Martinez told the club's official website.
"He has had to be patient for opportunities on the pitch, but his commitment is never questioned and for the younger members of our squad he remains the example to follow, and we're delighted to have him with us next season."