Who is Millwall's new signing?

MILLWALL completed their third signing of the transfer window today after Brighton & Hove Albion winger Jiri Skalak put pen to paper on a long-term contract.

The 26-year-old passed his medical at Calmont Road yesterday and trained with his new teammates earlier today for the first time.

Skalak is a Czech Republic international and has been capped 13 times by his country.



Born in Pardubice, Skalak was a product of the Sparta Prague youth academy.

Skalak would make his senior professional debut whilst on loan at Slovakian side MFK Ruzomberok during the 2011/2012 season. He scored three goals in his 27 appearances.

He would return to Sparta ahead of the 2012/2013 season and despite playing six times in the Europa League, including starts against Feyenoord and Athletic Bilbao, Skalak was sent out on loan to Slovacko.



Skalak would once again start the following campaign at Sparta Prague, but would appear just four times and was loaned out to Zbrojovka Brno. He would enjoy a more successful spell, scoring four goals in 31 games.

The winger's final loan spell was his most prolific. Skalak spent the whole of the 2014/2015 season at Mlada Boleslaw and signed permanently after scoring 11 goals in 32 appearances.

He continued to impress and caught the attention of Brighton, who signed him for a fee of around £1.2 million in February 2016.

Skalak made an immediate impact on the south coast, scoring twice in his 14 appearances and added six assists as the Seagulls narrowly avoided relegation.

He failed to score during his first full season at Brighton, but made five assists and played a key role as Chris Hughton's side were promoted to the Premier League for the very first time.

The signing of Jose Izquierdo put Skalak down the pecking order and he spent the majority of last season in the Under-23s. He would feature just three times for the first team – twice in the Cababao Cup and once in the FA Cup, which would be his final Brighton appearance.

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