Millwall's latest signing Joe Martin hails Harris' approach

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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

(@jkelly1882)

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

  • June 30, 2015 at 12:38
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    Proof of the pudding mate!

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    • June 30, 2015 at 12:56
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      @beethoven5: it's "the proofs IN the pudding".

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      • June 30, 2015 at 23:23
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        @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
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    Glad to hear you like straight talking. Unlike coco he would of had your head spinning by now. Coyl

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