Drobny signs extension at Hamburg
Drobny signs extension at Hamburg

Hamburger SV goalkeeper Jaroslav Drobný has signed a contract extension through until 2017, as per the club's official Twitter feed.

The 35-year-old has found himself with plenty of opportunity in the first team at Hamburg despite being teammates with Rene Adler.

The Czech-born keeper has 43 appearances under his belt since moving from Hertha Berlin in 2010, and despite his age shows no signs of regression in his ability.

Drobný has started all but 2 Bundesliga games for HSV this season and both games in the Deutscher Pokal against Cottbus and Bayern Munich.

Drobný said: "I am very pleased that we can continue to work together"

The deal will keep him at the club until 2017, by which time he will be 37 years old. Whether the deal was to tie him to the club as the starting goalkeeper until that point remains to be seen, but there is possibility of him ensuing a coaching role at the club.

Directory of football Peter Knäbel was clearly pleased with the deal, stating: "It pleases me that we can re-sign a strong player and a model professional."

Drobný could certainly be the ideal mentor for young keepers at the club such as the emerging Alexander Brunst-Zöllner, Kevin Otremba and Johannes Kreidl (the latter two of Hamburger SV II).