MILLWALL'S long-term plans are set to be boosted by the news that three of the club’s most promising players are expected to sign new deals.
Aiden O’Brien, Sid Nelson and Fred Onyedinma all look set to commit their futures to the club as Neil Harris puts his faith in youth.
O’Brien, 21, partnered Lee Gregory up front towards the end of last season and scored his first league goals for the club at Brentford and Wolves.
Eighteen-year-old Onyedinma has just returned to Millwall after a loan spell at Wycombe Wanderers, for whom he scored eight goals, and was on the bench for their League Two playoff final defeat to Southend United on Saturday.
Nelson, 19, was a fixture in manager Harris’s defence for the last 10 games of the season and has already shown signs of his uncompromising style, receiving a straight red card against Reading in January.
Harris, who formerly coached the club’s under-21 side, has previously expressed his trust in the young players and is eager to establish a healthy product line from the academy.
The news is a strong indication of the direction he wants to take the club and of the philosophy he wants to create as he shapes his squad for next season.
The Lions are also waiting to hear back from midfielder Jimmy Abdou and striker John Marquis, who have also been offered new deals.