Millwall to run rule over Tottenham keeper during loan spell

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YOUNG Tottenham goalkeeper Jordan Archer has joined Millwall on loan with a view to earning a permanent deal at The Den.

Archer has been training with the Lions for the past few weeks and played a trial game in a behind-closed-doors friendly against QPR.

The 21-year-old is viewed as a possible long-term addition to Ian Holloway's squad after being told he is unlikely to be kept on by Spurs.

Archer could be let go by the north London club in the summer which would allow Millwall to sign him on a free transfer – if he impresses.

He would add to a growing number of highly-rated young keepers already on the club's books.

19-year-old Tom King and 20-year-old Denzel Gerrar have both been named on the bench as back up to David Forde this season.

U18s shot-stopper Harry Girling, who was once on the books of Arsenal, is also well-thought of, as is 16-year-old England youth international Ryan Sandford.

Archer, who has previously had loan spells at Wycombe and Northampton, has played for Scotland at U21 level.

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

20 thoughts on “Millwall to run rule over Tottenham keeper during loan spell

  • February 2, 2015 at 20:23
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    Great news and great addition. Could have a very youthful looking side next year. Hopefully in the Championship!

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  • February 2, 2015 at 20:23
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    Hmmm not sure to think of this one, is there a point to it seeing as we already have a duo of up and coming keepers?

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  • February 2, 2015 at 20:26
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    At least we got a new goalkeeper! I think he will be a decent back up!

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    • February 2, 2015 at 20:28
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      @Ellismclean17: yeah I guess, I think it's quite likely that Holloway will retire in a season or two, if he keeps getting into situations where his form is abysmal then we could do with a good keeper to take over the role

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  • February 2, 2015 at 20:31
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    Umm is this a great move
    We lost 4-3 v qpr if remember
    I hope he is good but like the post says
    Tom king 19
    Denzel 20
    Harry 18
    And Ryan who is England's u16
    Keeper does this send out a good message
    To them about making it at millwall
    I know there young but still could knock
    Tom and denzel

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  • February 2, 2015 at 20:36
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    D forde is a legend in between the sticks

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  • February 2, 2015 at 20:52
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    How about this new formation?
    Forde, King, Archer, Gerrar,Girling, Sandford
    Hoo
    Fabbiani Tongue Gueye
    Gregory

    Might improve the goals against column if nothing else.

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  • February 2, 2015 at 21:47
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    Let's just keep the faith win at home Sat and take it a game at a time, we ain't got the money to bring in top strikers and if we did who's going to let them go this time in the season, we can only bring in strikers that are not playing enough games,just like Hoover and fab

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    • February 2, 2015 at 21:52
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      @mewall62: only being linked with Luke Varney , even worse striker than the ones we already have .

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  • February 2, 2015 at 22:11
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    Ollie is telling King Gerrar and Girling that they aint good enough....well done you stupid carrot cruncher

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  • February 3, 2015 at 10:30
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    Decent cover for Forde is essential. Lets hope this kid is the real deal NOLU

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  • February 3, 2015 at 12:08
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    i dont think we (Millwall) are addressing the problem that we need a striker , someone who is going to put the ball in the net 15-20 times a season with ease. I can understand its not easy , however since last summer weve been crying out for one & after this transfer deadline & prior to the season we still havent got a striker , to my knowledge we were interested in Smith from Leeds , we bought Gregory (who is up & coming) , Fuller who for the kindest of words isnt a long term solution to the problem , then last week we tried to gate crash a deal for a dutch striker & yesterday a hiccup of an interest in Varney from Blackburn - its not exactly trying to solve our problem .

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    • February 3, 2015 at 13:28
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      @Jingles: Holloway IS trying to solve the problem, there are a load of Strikers who he went for and couldn't get, then moved for others and just didn't come off.... you are only going by what has been published in the media, we also tried going for a French striker, Devante Cole and another Dutch guy Veerman which I know about but there will undoubtedly be others which we don't know about!!

      "someone who is going to put the ball in the net 15-20 times a season with ease" - That's £3million please... something we haven't got, be realistic buddy. Callum Wilson cost Bournemouth £3mill and he was scoring goals in League 1!!

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  • February 3, 2015 at 14:07
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    I understand what people are saying about the young crop we already have and it may knock them, it may spur them on, but maybe, just maybe, they aren't good enough.
    Maybe they'll never make the grade, maybe they need another couple of years and Archer is were the others need to be.
    If this pushes Forde to compete for his place and put in MOTM performances then good.
    He could potentially be the stepping stone and transitional GK before Ryan is ready.
    Or what happens is they come from spurs play well, go back, get in the first team, and get england call ups and then give all the credit to spurs academy.

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