Millwall boost as trio set to commit futures to club

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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.

John Kelly


52 thoughts on “Millwall boost as trio set to commit futures to club

  • May 26, 2015 at 08:25

    Interesting Marquis has not been named?!?!

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    • May 26, 2015 at 21:03

      @Millwallsteve: somebody tell me if Harris is about the youth so much then why release Jake Goodman I've travelled a few times to see him play and watched him on the tele against Liverpool and he's looked very good so can any one tell me his reasoning when it's going to cost proper money to get someone in!

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  • May 26, 2015 at 08:27

    Haha, just read the last sentence!
    Today's the day.

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    • May 26, 2015 at 08:31

      @Millwallsteve: yeah i am very interested to see what sort of player he will be for us next season. This is last chance saloon for JM at Millwall but I do actually believe the kid is good enough and we have definitely not seen him reach anywhere near his full potential yet.

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