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Last Updated: Monday, 9 July 2007, 14:06 GMT 15:06 UK
Niemi agrees new Fulham contract
Antti Niemi
Niemi missed six weeks with a neck injury last season
Fulham goalkeeper Antti Niemi has signed a new two-year contract.

The 33-year-old has now pledged himself to the Premier League club until the end of the 2008/2009 season.

The Finland international, who joined Fulham from Southampton in January 2006, had one season remaining on his previous deal.

Niemi's decision follows that of defender Zat Knight, who signed a two-year contract extension with the club last week.

Niemi's value to Fulham was emphasised last season when he suffered neck damage after falling awkwardly in the Premiership draw against Watford on New Year's Day.

He played once in the next two months and without him Fulham won only one of their six Premier League matches in that time.

Manager Lawrie Sanchez told the club's website: "Antti is an integral part of this Fulham team and his loss last season because of the neck injury was, I understand, a testing time for the team.

"I'm glad that he is in good health and is committed to us for the next two seasons."



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