Rotherham United have completed the signing of Fulham goalkeeper Marek Rodák on a season-long loan, the club’s website has confirmed.

Millers boss Paul Warne has finalised his 9th signing of the summer following the arrival of the 20-year-old stopper.

The Slovakia international’s arrival at the New York Stadium will please the Rotherham fans due to their current goalkeeper situation. First choice Richard O’Donnell has had a tough start to the season, and only had youth keeper Laurence Bilboe as back-up. Lewis Price is yet to be named in any of Rotherham’s squads this season.

He spent the second half of last season on loan at Accrington Stanley, where he made 21 appearances, making a good name for himself in the process.

Bodák has featured for Fulham’s first team this season, keeping a clean sheet in their Carabao Cup victory over League Two outfit Wycombe Wanderers. He is currently on international duty with Slovakia.

Warne spoke to www.themillers.co.uk after completing the signing:

“He will come in and compete with the ‘keepers we have here for a place in the side. He has played for Slovakia, so he has a good pedigree and he also did really well in a loan spell with Accrington last season.

“He got rave reviews for his performances last season, and after watching lots of games we really like him. Polly (Mike Pollitt, goalkeeper coach) really likes what he has seen of him, so we are delighted to bring him into the club.

“He is aggressive in that he isn’t afraid to come for crosses, he punches well and he will now come in and compete with Lewis Price and Richard O’Donnell for a place in the side.”

Rodák has come through the ranks at Craven Cottage, and also enjoyed a loan spell at Welling earlier in his career.

 


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