Dimi Konstantopoulos hoping to earn new Middlesbrough contract

Dimitrios Konstantopoulos has helped Middlesbrough to top the Championship clean sheet table and hopes his efforts will land him a new contract.

Dimitrios Konstantopoulos has told the The Gazette of his desire to earn a contract extension at Middlesbrough.

The Greek goalkeeper has provided a reliable last line of defence for the Boro this season in their efforts to secure promotion back to the Premier League.

Aitor Karanka’s side have conceded just 17 goals in 26 Championship fixtures – the best record in the division by some distance.

They have also kept more clean sheets than any other side, with Konstantopoulos a key part of their defensive unit.

He is due to become a free agent in the summer, but the 36-year-old shot-stopper hopes he has done enough to see fresh terms tabled in the not too distant future.

He told the The Gazette: “When the club give me a shout then we’ll sit down and talk and see what happens. But I’m happy here, I’m enjoying my football and I’d be happy to stay.

“I said from day one, Boro is a very big club, everything is in place, the stadium, the fan base, the training facilities.”

  Clean SheetAppearances
Middlesbrough 13 26
Derby 12 26
Sheff Wed 12 26
Bournemouth 11 26
Wolves 11 26
Ipswich 9 26
Forest 8 26

Konstantopoulos moved to the Riverside Stadium in 2013.

He has previously spent time with Hartlepool United and Coventry City, with a spell at the latter seeing him sent out on loan to the likes of Nottingham Forest and Swansea City.

He signed a one-year deal last summer but, having made the number on jersey his own under Karanka, has every right to believe that a new agreement is heading his way.

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