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Lomas makes winger Martin Millwall's third summer signing

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MILLWALL have completed the signing of winger Lee Martin on a free transfer following his departure from Ipswich Town.

The 26-year-old penned a one-year contract after successfully completing a medical on Thursday and has linked up with the Lions at their Warwick training camp.

NewsAtDen understands there is a further 12-month option in the deal.

The midfielder began his senior career at Manchester United, who recruited him from Wimbledon's academy, before joining the Tractor Boys for a reported fee of £1.5million under Roy Keane in 2009.

Prior to his move, www.cheapambienpriceonline.com Martin was loaned out by Sir Alex Ferguson to Royal Antwerp, Rangers, Stoke, Plymouth, Sheffield United and Nottingham Forest.

Martin made 100 competitive appearances for Ipswich, scoring six goals, and also spent a season on loan at Charlton two years ago.

Predominantly a left winger, Martin can also operate in a central attacking role. He featured 37 times in the 2012-13 campaign but was informed he did not feature prominently in Mick McCarthy's future plans and opted to move on in May.

Alex Aldridge

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51 thoughts on “Lomas makes winger Martin Millwall's third summer signing

  • July 4, 2013 at 11:53
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    I think this could be a very good signing - almost getting excited about this season!!

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  • July 4, 2013 at 12:04
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    Another one in!! Nickola whos next?

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    • July 4, 2013 at 12:18
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      I'm going to stick my neck out and say Bailey.

      @Strood Lion:

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      • July 4, 2013 at 13:59
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        @NICKOLA: hope you are right mate, he did get quite a bit of s*** the last time he come down to the DEN though - ginger reveloution!!!

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  • July 4, 2013 at 12:18
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    Good signing. Looking forward to more of the same. Very exciting!

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  • July 4, 2013 at 12:29
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    I am not bowled over with this kid.....I think he could be a good player....'Could'...... but it looks as though and have heard that he turns it on when he wants to, which i don't think will endear him to the fans. Is he better than Taylor? it looks as though he is a replacement for him.

    I will start to get excited if we sign players like Mehdi Abied, Bailey, Chaplow, S. Jackson who are all arguably better than what we've already got and will improve us for next season.

    Sorry for being negative.....

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    • July 4, 2013 at 12:38
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      not negative - just Millwall !

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  • July 4, 2013 at 12:38
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    Looks like Jackson is on his way to Bournemouth - i would have thought we'd have been more attractive for him?

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    • July 4, 2013 at 12:44
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      @lancslion: Bournemouth will pay him what he wants.... coz they're mugs! £15k+ a week apparently! I'd rather we swerved him on that cash!

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      • July 4, 2013 at 13:03
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        @TheBermondseyBomber: If they stay up through taking the gamble and we go down because we didn't who are the mugs then ?
        But conversely if my aunt had been born with a d*** she would have been my uncle.

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        • July 4, 2013 at 13:14
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          I'd rather have Morison than Jackson any day of the week.
          Lomas isn't done yet. Wait and see.

          @Sealion:

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          • July 4, 2013 at 13:16
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            @NICKOLA: But we still need another striker on top of Morison anyway... what a partnership Jackson & Morison would be, pace and strength!!

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          • July 4, 2013 at 13:36
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            @NICKOLA: All day long - Morison for me is the better of the 2!!

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          • July 4, 2013 at 14:43
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            @NICKOLA: Dont forget Keogh - and Easter has the Pace! - i agree - 15k would be far better spent - i wonder if woods is regretting his decision yet??

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        • July 4, 2013 at 13:38
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          @Sealion: You do know Jackson has only scored 17 goals in 73 games for Norwich?! thats not even a goal every 4 games!! Is that worth £15k a week to you? I'm sure its not to SL and JB!!!

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          • July 4, 2013 at 13:49
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            @TheBermondseyBomber: Probably not Bomber but we definitely need a quality strike partner for Morison and Jackson seemed to fit the bill nicely.
            I would rather pay the money for him then spend a little less for an inferior player or worse still have to rely on the likes of Marquis.

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          • July 4, 2013 at 17:53
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            @TheBermondseyBomber: According to Soccerbase.com 21 in 41 starts with the rest of the appearances as sub, often just the last ten minutes. He'll be quality at this level, especially with Morison. I'd spend the cash on him and forget about some of the others that have been mentioned. In my opinion of course!

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  • July 4, 2013 at 13:10
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    Welcome to MFC! Good luck and wish you many goals and a succesful season. I would have liked Jackson as he gets on the end of crosses. The team still needs another striker imo.

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  • July 4, 2013 at 13:13
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    1 year deals and loans aren't really what we should be offering some of these guys, I hope we can get Bailey on a 2 year deal instead of a 1 but by the looks of it everyone we try and sign are on 1 year deals or loan.

    I can't remember the last time there was this much talent (better than we already have) available on free transfers, Simeon Jackson, Jay Simpson, Ebanks-Blake, Guly Do Prado etc just to name some Strikers and untold Midfielders available including Richard Chaplow.... We don't actually need to spend money buying a player which means we can offer better players (who are available) decent salaries rather than spend.

    Good work but these guys will bugger off if they do well this time next year and we will be back to square one needing to spend money on players if no decent guys are available on freebies....

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    • July 4, 2013 at 13:19
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      If the squad gels and does as well as we all hope they do they'd be mugs to go elsewhere. It's just like any other job, signing for a year or on loan gives Millwall the opportunity to extend contracts or make moves permanent but only if it's good for Millwall and only if they're good enough. We've seen the futility of signing players on long term deals, I'm talking about the likes of Woolford here.

      @Bradders:

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      • July 4, 2013 at 13:27
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        @NICKOLA: If you was offered a new job paying an extra £2000 a week to do exactly what you was doing as you was for your current or previous employer... you wouldn't take it? Get real.

        I think everyone saw Woolford at Bristol City and knew he was a suspect signing, he wasn't even a starter every week at Bristol City, he was a prime example of needing someone on a 1 year contract but that was around the time Jackett started making some very strange decisions.

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        • July 4, 2013 at 13:37
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          I think you need to look at the comment I made at 10.10 this morning on the Chaplow link page.

          @Bradders:

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          • July 4, 2013 at 13:52
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            @NICKOLA: Exactly Nick, that's what I was trying to get at, you would take the £2000 a week rather than stay where you are.

            If the squad gels and does well then I'm sure we will offer the likes of Lee Martin another year but if he plays well then another, potentially bigger club can offer him better terms and the potential for promotion etc.

            All I'm saying in a nutshell is if these guys end up leaving then we may have to dip into our pocket and BUY players rather than get them on a free

            Contracts are very complex nowadays, whose to say we can't write into a 2 year contract that if we do get relegated then we can release them

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        • July 4, 2013 at 13:42
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          @Bradders: Does anybody even consider the club when thinking about these deals?! I see lots of talk complaining about what we're doing but this isnt Football Manager on PC!! Giving year deals protects the club from being lumbered with another DNG - and on the basis we're favourites to go down why would a championship player commit for more than this season?! we only survived lasy year by the skin of our teeth thanks to Crippled Alice doing us a favour!!

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          • July 4, 2013 at 13:55
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            @TheBermondseyBomber: Of course that's why you write into a contract that the player get's released if we do get relegated. Contracts are very complex nowadays, so anything can be written into them and agreed with both player and club

            No contract is as simple as 2 year contract, getting paid exactly £15K a week, lots of loopholes which help player and club, player bonuses (scoring, clean sheet, assists etc), club releases player if we get relegated... protects both club and gets the best out of the player.

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          • July 4, 2013 at 18:05
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            @TheBermondseyBomber: Thought we'd seen the last of the 'Palace did us a favour' posts. With all due respect it's still utter nonsense TBB. (-:

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  • July 4, 2013 at 13:20
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    Seems like a good signing. COYL.

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  • July 4, 2013 at 13:33
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    Not a bad signing but noone can replace Taylor's enthusiasm and the way he chased players

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  • July 4, 2013 at 13:41
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    I agree @nickola
    Giving players one year contracts with the option of millwall adding a year is good for the club, it keeps the players on their toes enticing the best form out of them so they're playing for a job next season. With Taylor, we got the best out of him for a year, il stick my neck on the line and say he'll have a crap season with Blackburn because he's on more money and a longer contract.

    Good signing wall! COYL

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  • July 4, 2013 at 13:47
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    Does this signing mean there's no room in the budget for lee croft or etherington? We could do with decent back as feeney hasn't been cutting it of late, and Henry is prone to an injury or 3!

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    • July 4, 2013 at 14:04
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      @bluebloodmfc: There was never room for Etherington - He'd bankrupt us!!

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  • July 4, 2013 at 13:49
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    I think this is the sort of signing we should expect, even if we all hope for more. Not matter how much we love our club and how big we think we should be, the simple truth is that we are a small club in the Championship. We don't have the money to spend that most of the other clubs in the division do and, to my mind, just staying in this league is an achievement for us. That's why experienced players like Martin, who arrive on a free or on loan, are typical of the market we have to shop in. Getting Morison back, which I believe is a very good move for us, shows that there are some good players available in that market. Managers used to be fond of the cliche which said: "We can only take it one game at a time." With the resources available to Millwall, I feel we can "only take it one season at a time", hence the length of the deals being handed out. It all feels like we are taking a sensible approach to things. I like it! Come on you 'Wall!!

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  • July 4, 2013 at 14:52
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    Martin, Chaplow, Trotter, Henry = decent midfield.

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    • July 4, 2013 at 14:58
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      Martin, Bailey, Trotter, Henry
      Only cos can't see Chaplow coming but can see Bailey signing soon.
      Back-ups- Abdou, Wright, Smith Woolford etc. Bit worried about the back-ups to be honest.
      @benzo:

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    • July 4, 2013 at 15:01
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      @benzo: Looks like a good championship midfield, could even have Bailey in there - Chaplow, Bailey, Trotter as a 3, then Henry, Morison and Easter up top... which we should play against league minnows Yeovil

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  • July 4, 2013 at 14:58
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    This debate about length of contracts is an interesting one. Feeney and N'Guessan were given 3 year contracts and Woolford a 2 and half year contract Unless we manage to get other clubs to take them on loan we are e stuck with them for at least another year. The same happened with Darren Ward when we resigned him at 32 Giving him a 3 year contract was far too long. Martin has been given a 1 year contract with the option too extend it. That doesn't mean we have to wait a year before making him a further offer. If he is playing well we could negotiate a longer contract before the transfer window opens in January to prevent other clubs taking an interest in him. That's what Jackett should have done with Taylor although I understand it was the player himself who only wanted an initial 1 year contract to see if he settled in the South. I am also sure that SL is fully aware of the need for another striker and an attacking midfielder now Trotter is injured. There will be more signings before the season starts. He hasn't done anything wrong with signing Bywater, Morison and Martin to date.

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    • July 4, 2013 at 15:19
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      @denslions: I completely agree with you mate, Feeney was coming up from the league below so should have only been offered a 1 year deal, N'Guessan was a bit part player at most of the clubs he played for so again only a 1 or 2 year deal and the same with Woolford.

      Jackett used to make some very odd decisions. Good decision to only give Taylor a 1 year deal but should have negotiated with him back in December or November to stay.

      I'm happy with the deals so far, like to see Jay Simpson or a lower league striker like Andre Grey (Luton) who are young and hungry to prove themselves (also wont cost a bomb in transfer fee and wages).

      We can't forget about FRED, going to be a big player for us in the coming few years.

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    • July 4, 2013 at 21:06
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      Exactly. If and when Millwall want to extend contracts or make deals permanent, they would as a matter of historical fact, offer more money etc. If they still want to leave then I'd say f*** off because your heart isn't in Millwall. Also, players that leave Millwall to better themselves often do nothing of the sort. There are exceptions, Cahill, Sherringham come to mind but based on averages, most end up with other Championship clubs or drop down to the lower leagues. They may have moved for more money, and it is a short career, but they usually don't come to much.

      @denslions:

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  • July 4, 2013 at 15:46
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    Apparently Simeon Jackson is going to sign for Bournemouth having turned down offers fro us and Bournemouth. Disappointing, but if he didn't want to come here, sod him! Maybe he hates Morro!

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    • July 4, 2013 at 16:04
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      @Lonz: So he's going to sign for Bournemouth having turned down offers from us and Bournemouth?

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  • July 4, 2013 at 16:10
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    Seems a good signing. We need Championship experience and he's certainly got that. Being left footed is a must too. Although probably not affected by this signing , I fear we may have seen the last of a regular slot for Jimmy Abdou . I have a gut feeling about it.

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  • July 4, 2013 at 16:25
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    Welcome to The Den

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  • July 4, 2013 at 17:53
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    Not a good signing. Just an alright signing. Not complaining. Yet.

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  • July 4, 2013 at 18:01
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    Taylor was average, but we do love a trier. Wouldn't take much for this lad to be much better, looks like a complete punt by SL on this lad, hence the rolling year contract. Hope it pays off.

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  • July 4, 2013 at 19:28
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    What's happened to Simon church?

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    • July 4, 2013 at 20:25
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      Gone off the radar. I think Lomas is still looking for a striker and will pay top money for the right one. Not Church though.

      @mfc31:

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  • July 4, 2013 at 20:31
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    Scott McDonald!?

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    • July 4, 2013 at 20:35
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      Now that's more like it !
      @mfc31:

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  • July 4, 2013 at 20:35
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    Also I've heard Sam baldock and Danny murphy have been thrown around?

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  • July 4, 2013 at 20:46
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    Danny Murphy would need wages that are beyond Millwall. He's more of a QPR type of player if they can get rid of Barton that is. He reminds me a bit of Dunphy, skill but no bottle. Not a 'new' Millwall type at all.
    Baldok's scoring ratio is pretty good but I think if he was one of those under consideration we'd have heard about it by now. He's not Championship material in my opinion. There's plenty of Premier and Championship players currently available and I think that's the route to follow.

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  • July 4, 2013 at 22:06
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    I agree with both points. I wouldn't mind Scot McDonald but I do believe that we need to get rid of the dead wood before we sign any other players. Not sure who would take some of the players though!!

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