Millwall youngsters looking forward to life under Harris

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MILLWALL’s Sid Nelson and Ben Thompson are excited about the future under new boss Neil Harris.

Nelson has played in every game since Harris took charge, while Thompson, who signed a new deal last week, was named on the bench against Wolves.

And the young duo are relishing life at Millwall under Harris next season.

“It’s exciting when you see another of the young lads playing in the first team,” Nelson said.

“When I saw Jack and Aiden coming in at the start of the season, I was buzzing for them. We’ve been playing together for the last few years, week in, week out.

“In first-team football the line-up changes all the time – the manager picks the best team he can to win a game. But in the U21s, it’s the same group every week and that becomes your group. It’s good to see everyone playing now.”

Thompson has had the least playing time – so he’s doubly determined to impress during pre-season.

“I think the manager likes me as a player and he’s tried to get me in and around the first team this year,” Thompson said.

“I’ve been looking at Nicky Bailey and thinking ‘I want to play like that’. He’s aggressive, loves a tackle and he’s got great vision as well. His positioning and talking is all second to none.

“I think I’ll have a good chance next season to show people what I can do.”



14 thoughts on “Millwall youngsters looking forward to life under Harris

  • May 13, 2015 at 09:12

    You guys are so lucky Ollie left. At least you will have a very bright further under Neil, he will treat you right and bring you through the ranks the right way! Good luck for next season lads I'm sure you won't need it though.

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    • May 13, 2015 at 10:25

      @steveomfc5: Yep this could be the perfect storm with hollway going, bomber getting the job, relegation, all the out of contract players out the door giving the youngsters a chance now and a hugely reduced wage bill giving us the opportunity to bring couple of experienced players, just hope we don't get short changed with the players we bring in !

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    • May 13, 2015 at 14:02

      @jim1222@steveomfc5: i was interested to see eddie howe talking about calum wilson, he said he has to improve to succeed in the prem but that they will improve him with coaching, almost like training a racehorse, makes me think that our situation is similar to bournemouth a couple of years ago (minus a rich russian) , will harris and co be able to improve our youngsters the same way ? A lot to hope for but it does give us hope which we will never have with a teamful of 34 year old loanees.

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  • May 13, 2015 at 09:17

    Good luck to all the youngsters hope there up for it it's going to be a tough season, still need to spend a bit of money on some quality JB don't set these kids up, cheapest option is not best or we could well have another relegation battle.

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