Harris braced for summer interest in Millwall goalkeeper

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NEIL Harris admits David Forde's future at Millwall could be in doubt following the club's relegation to League One.

Forde, who only signed a lucrative long-term contract last summer, is one of the Lions' longest-serving players – and a former teammate of Harris'.

But Harris expects the 35-year-old to be the subject of offers from other clubs during the close-season and conceded it may be difficult to keep hold of him.

"Fordey is a top, top goalkeeper and he's an international goalkeeper," said Harris.

"With his international aspirations, will he stay and play in League One? That's only for us to follow in time.

"But I would be absolutely amazed if there wasn't any interest in David because of his ability.

"Does he love it here at Millwall? Yeah, he really does and he really cares and he's been hurting this season.

"He's committed but we definitely expect there to be interest in him to move on."

A number of senior players were omitted from Millwall's squad as they were beaten 4-2 by Wolves on the final day of the Championship season.

Having featured against Derby last week, Jos Hooiveld, Nicky Bailey, Martyn Woolford, Ricardo Fuller and Gary Taylor-Fletcher were conspicuous by their absence.

And Harris confirmed he will decide quickly which players he wants to keep at the club in readiness for a promotion push in League One next year.

"There will be discussions this week with players regarding contract situations," he said. "We've got a lot of players – over 20 of them – who are out-of-contract.

"There might be a couple who are in my thoughts for next year but a hell of a lot won't be."

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

86 thoughts on “Harris braced for summer interest in Millwall goalkeeper

  • May 2, 2015 at 16:01
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    Makes too many mistakes, get a young keeper in with a bit of experience in th lower leagues. Maybe even try a swap deal?

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  • May 2, 2015 at 16:03
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    Please,please Clubs come in and offer silly money for him.

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    • May 2, 2015 at 17:34
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      @Longfield Lion: he's put him in the shop window, thats what managers do when they want rid .

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    • May 2, 2015 at 17:47
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      No one going to offer money for forde and he wont leave he's on a good screw get the accamedy keepers in they hungry for success ! Let's loan him to shamrock Rovers that's he's level !

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