KENNY Jackett says he is "very confident" Millwall captain Danny Shittu will sign a new contract – with final negotiations set to take place over the international break.
NewsAtDen revealed last week that the Lions want Shittu and winger Chris Taylor to agree terms on extensions before their season resumes on March 29 against Leicester City.
Shittu has already held informal discussions with the club and Jackett believes the Nigerian putting pen-to-paper is now little more than a formality.
When asked about the 31-year-old's contract talks after Millwall's 2-0 win at Charlton, Jackett said: "I think we are all sorted to be honest, I am very confident."
He added: "Danny has played a captain's role all season in both boxes. He's been a very big player for us and deserves to be captain.
"He leads out there and you could see that again on Saturday. He's very proud to play for the club."
Shittu will remain captain for the remainder of the season, with Paul Robinson still recovering from groin surgery, but Jackett says the latter's return would provide a welcome headache.
"It would be a nice problem to have," he said. "I signed Danny to play with Robinson because in his last spell they formed a very good partnership.
"You cannot have enough leaders. It is hard to find experienced people that can get hold of other players and it's something that builds up over the years.
"It takes a certain type of personality, so if I end up with two I'll be very happy."
But Jackett does not expect Robinson to make a comeback this campaign. He said: "If I'm pleasantly surprised that would be fantastic. Paul is out and moving well, which is good.
"His progression is good but I am not expecting him to come back this season. I think he needs to set himself and have a good pre-season and go on from there."