Millwall's latest signing Joe Martin hails Harris' approach


JOE Martin said he has been impressed with boss Neil Harris as he reflected on his first few days training with his new teammates.

The 26-year-old signed a one-year deal with the Lions last week after five years at Gillingham.

Harris hopes his new defender will offer a threat attacking from deep and at 6ft tall he will also help Millwall in an area where they suffered last season – defending set-pieces.

The left-back is also an accomplished striker of a dead ball.

And Martin admitted he was left in no doubt about the pre-season workload after his new boss last week outlined his expectations to the squad for the coming season.

He said: “When I first met him he was very black and white – there are no grey areas with him. He’s very straightforward, straight-talking and you knew straight away what he wanted from you. I like that approach.

“He’s been the same since we came in last week. He told us it’s going to be hard. It’s not going to be easy in pre-season or throughout the season.”

Millwall’s new boys Martin and Jordan Archer had little time to ease their way into pre-season preparations – the squad have been at the training complex for an 8am start each morning, starting with running sessions before moving on to technical and tactical drills and finishing with a gym session in the afternoon.

But Martin believes the hardship now will lay a solid physical base for the season.

“This work has got to be done now. Hopefully we’ll have success to show at the end of it.”

John Kelly


21 thoughts on “Millwall's latest signing Joe Martin hails Harris' approach

  • June 30, 2015 at 12:38

    Proof of the pudding mate!

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    • June 30, 2015 at 12:56

      @beethoven5: it's "the proofs IN the pudding".

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      • June 30, 2015 at 23:23

        @benzo: It's actually "the proof of the pudding is in the eating" so beethoven was right. He's got a good ear, has Ludwig.

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  • June 30, 2015 at 12:47

    Glad to hear you like straight talking. Unlike coco he would of had your head spinning by now. Coyl

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