Millwall to make player contract decisions by committee

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MILLWALL are already making plans for next season but final decisions on player contracts won't be made until their fate in the Championship is sealed.

The Lions will be relegated to League One unless they can overturn a seven-point deficit in their remaining seven fixtures.

Neil Harris is in charge until at least the end of the campaign but the board will weigh-up whether to give him the job on a full-time basis once Millwall’s league status is known.

A number of players in the squad are due to become free agents in the summer but a "collective group of football people" is discussing who is likely to stay and who will be let go.

Chief executive Andy Ambler said: "No decisions have to be made on out-of-contract players until May 16, and no decisions will be made until we know our divisional status.

"There will be a group of people discussing these issues but Neil will definitely be part of the process.

"Andrew Mills, our new head of recruitment, Scott Fitzgerald and myself will also be involved.

"Dave Livermore is working with the first team now and Mick Harford knows the players too, so we've got a lot of football people around who are meeting regularly and having on-going conversations.

"We won't wake up one morning and decide that today's the day we're going to sort out contracts, it's already being looked at.

"It will be the people that know the players making decisions. Some of the decisions are obvious ones but some are dependent on which league we are in.

Harris' role at the club moving forward will also be on the agenda soon.

"Neil is in charge for the last seven games and the board will review that when it is appropriate," Ambler added.

"Once we know our divisional status, we can make some clear decisions. We've got three home games on the bounce and we’ll know a lot more after that."

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

22 thoughts on “Millwall to make player contract decisions by committee

  • April 2, 2015 at 08:37
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    No one likes us we dont care!keep the faith and we will stay up, we are far better than Rotherham and Fulham and poor management has led to our current plight (and a few lazy players!)

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  • April 2, 2015 at 08:41
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    So all the promising youth who's out of contract can walk.stop p****** about and give them secuirity or p*** of

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    • April 2, 2015 at 08:59
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      @Jim28: i was talking about Ambler

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    • April 2, 2015 at 09:13
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      @Jim28: Hear what you're saying Jim and I think Ambler is a tool but there's no point keeping the likes of Marquis if we survive and at the same time there's bound to be players in that squad which won't be keen to sign a deal without knowing which league they're going to be playing in...

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