NEIL Harris has spoken about missing out on signing Bradford City striker James Hanson.
The 27-year-old was the subject of three bids from Millwall but his current boss Phil Parkinson has convinced him to stay with the Bantams.
Harris also admitted the Lions’ bid to lure Alfie Mawson to The Den was unlikely to succeed.
“He’s the type of player we are after,” Harris said of the Bradford target man. “We obviously enquired about his availability and cost and they’ve come back and said at the moment he’s not for sale.
“So that’s the end of it.
“We spoke to Alfie. He had a lot of clubs to speak to and we’ve ruled that out now.
“I’ve said all along that centre-half and centre-forward are positions that we’re looking at.”
Harris also appeared to rule out signing a central midfielder after there were rumours about a possible move for Southend United’s Michael Timlin, who is a former teammate of the Millwall boss.
“We’ve already got four central midfielders so to have four centre-halves and four centre-forwards would be the ideal balance.
“We’re not going to rush. We’ve already got real quality in the squad. We showed that at the end of last season and the players will show it at the start of this season.
“I think what’s important is that the players here and the young ones coming through get the opportunity before we bring in other players.
“Additions will come in as and when the right ones become available and when we identify the players that we want.”