Millwall in "regular dialogue" with Marquis, confirms Harris

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NEIL Harris says he is in "regular dialogue" with Gillingham loanee John Marquis – but stopped short of confirming that Millwall have promised the striker a new deal.

Gills boss Justin Edinburgh claimed after Marquis' match-winning strike against Bradford on Saturday that the Lions were negotiating a contract extension with the 22-year-old.

Harris, who previously admitted that Marquis' performances for the League One side were being closesly monitored, neither confirmed nor denied that an offer is on the table.

But Millwall's interim boss said the Lewisham-born forward's future will be resolved one way or the other at the end of the season.

"Nothing's really changed with John," Harris said. "We're waiting to see what happens with a lot of players' futures in the summer.

"John's done extremely well and, like I've said before, he's a player I know well. He's certainly been in my thoughts for a while.

"Before I took over from Ian Holloway, I watched him quite a lot for Gillingham and we're still watching him as much as possible.

"He's doing really well and there's regular dialogue between myself and John, just to see how he's getting on and to give him advice because we've known each other for a while.

"He's definitely in our thoughts for next year and more conversations will happen when we sit down with him at the end of the season to see where we go next."

Alex Aldridge


5 thoughts on “Millwall in "regular dialogue" with Marquis, confirms Harris

  • April 13, 2015 at 18:23

    Give him a contract. Millwall through and through. He would bleed for us unlike some of the prima-donnas we've given games to this season. Its looking like div.1 for us and he's proved he can score at that level.

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  • April 13, 2015 at 21:42

    Why don't we see if Jermaine Easter wants to come back too while we're at it.

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  • April 13, 2015 at 22:43

    Sh@t player let him stay at gillingham he doesn't have the bollo@ks to play for Millwall he had so many opportunities & did nothing & then all of a sudden he scores 8 goals,which is probably more than he's scored in his whole career!! & we want him back..this nonsense has really pi@@ed me off!! Our biggest problem is scoring goals,so lets sign deadly prolific john marquis!!lol The 'clown'has gone but the clubs still a joke

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    • April 14, 2015 at 06:29

      Charlton or palace are only down the road, you'd fit in better at one of those clubs.

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    • April 14, 2015 at 10:37

      @LionforLife: I have always taken the view that Marquis has never been given a fair crack of the whip, Kenny Jackett,Steve Lomas,Hollowhead between them have ruined him.

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