Exclusive: Millwall expected to complete deal for defender


MILLWALL are set to complete a deal for defender Joe Martin.

The 26-year left-back is believed to have passed a medical and agreed personal terms with the Lions as Neil Harris continues to shape his squad for next season.

Martin, who made 161 league appearances and scored eight goals for the Gills, is out of contract after five seasons at the club.

He joined from Blackpool in 2010 and was named in the 2012-13 League Two team of the season as Gillingham won promotion.

He is the son of the former West Ham player, Alvin, and his brother David is a goalkeeper with MK Dons.

Martin will also add another dimension to Millwall’s set-piece options, having developed a reputation as a quality striker of a dead ball.

Manager Neil Harris has made signing a left-back and striker a priority and NewsAtDen understands that the first part of that plan is now in place.

The club are also expected to approach Bradford again with an improved offer for target man James Hanson.

But that potential deal is slightly complicated by the stalled takeover talks at Bradford.

John Kelly


104 thoughts on “Exclusive: Millwall expected to complete deal for defender

  • June 5, 2015 at 08:08


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  • June 5, 2015 at 08:10

    Hmmm, will reserve judgement on this one. Why would the Gills be letting his contract run out? Unless he didn't want to resign as he get can more money elsewhere. Still, it's a hole filled and in Bomber I trust!

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    • June 5, 2015 at 09:06

      @dobbers22: I think you answered your own question there Dobber, he probably saw a chance to move to a bigger club and didn't re sign

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      • June 5, 2015 at 09:21

        @glyngo: Hope that was the case mate! As opposed to Gills not thinking he is good enough :/

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        • June 5, 2015 at 09:27

          @dobbers22: wouldn't worry about that, could be many reasons why a player is released. Millwall probably approached Gillingham and Martin said he wants to go.

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        • June 5, 2015 at 13:56

          @dobbers22: Some Gils fans below beg to differ however, seems they may have let him go, but who knows, that could be sour grapes.

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          • June 5, 2015 at 14:16

            We 100% let him go, he got injured from January quite frequently but even when fit he couldn't get in the team ahead of Amari'i Bell and Bradley Garmston.

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