Millwall boss prepared to bring forward contract decisions

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IAN Holloway has revealed that Millwall now intend to make decisions on their out-of-contract players this month.

The Lions had previously stated that they would not discuss new deals with any members of their squad while the club remained in a poor league position.

But Holloway feels there is too much uncertainty in the dressing room and will confront the issue head-on by offering extensions to those he wants to keep.

On the flipside, those who do not have a long-term future under Holloway could be moved on.

"For all sorts of reasons, there will be different decisions made about people's futures – and the quicker we get to that, the more we'll be able to move forward," Holloway said.

"The players deserve some clarity about their futures as well.

"There might be some players who are excess to what I want but I'll try to treat them with respect and move them out, whilst adding to the squad to make us better."

It's understood Millwall are in the market for a centre back and Holloway confirmed he has "irons in the fire".

He said: "The chief executive and I will endeavour to bring in one or two extra and hopefully we can sign them not just for this season but for next year as well.

"They need to be the right sort of age for us because we need sellable assets.

"What I'm going to do is add in the right areas – we all know where we are – and I've got one or two irons in the fire which we're trying to sort out if we can.

"The chairman is right behind it. There are a couple of positions that I think are vital."

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

50 thoughts on “Millwall boss prepared to bring forward contract decisions

  • January 20, 2015 at 12:27
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    Could someone please explain to me what he means by 'irons in the fire'?

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    • January 20, 2015 at 12:30
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      @mfclions: he's going to set fire to Lomas's signings

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      • January 20, 2015 at 14:18
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        @coldblowlane87: He could also put some of his signs in it as well.

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    • January 20, 2015 at 12:31
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      @mfclions: It's a metaphor that means there are some enquiries for which he's waiting on a reply. Going to be a good month hopefully. See some crap out and some good players coming in. I hope.

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      • January 21, 2015 at 09:25
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        I for one am glad Briggs is going, who brought him in!!!

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    • January 20, 2015 at 14:15
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      @mfclions: I think it means he's going to launch an Arson attack on west hams training ground .

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      • January 20, 2015 at 20:02
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        @southstandview: perhaps not the most thought out commen by Mr H?

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        • January 20, 2015 at 21:16
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          @bonnie1272: maybe ollies not as stupid as he makes out .

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        • January 20, 2015 at 21:16
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          @bonnie1272: maybe ollies not as stupid as he makes out .r

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    • January 20, 2015 at 22:15
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      Irons in the fire, hope it means two West Ham players are toast !

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  • January 20, 2015 at 12:29
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    This sounds solid decision and the correct way to move us forward after the last 3 years dross will have to wait and see what Centre HAlf we can get any ideas out there in News at Den Land heard he was looking at a Goal Keeper as well we need it always had good Gk going back to Stepney, LAwrie Lesslie Bryan King etc

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