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 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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  • June 30, 2015 at 13:06
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    In other news Bradford have signed Steven Davies... might be tempted to sell Hanson now they've got another striker on board!

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    • June 30, 2015 at 15:02
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      @TheBermondseyBomber: could be right there..it were'nt a case of the chairman being greedy.it was parky who threw his toys out of the pram.just as a deal was to done..apparently he wanted cover before any deal was done

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    • June 30, 2015 at 19:59
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      @TheBermondseyBomber: Steve Davies! What a signing for Bradford He's been known to score 147 a few seasons running,
      getting on a bit now but still talks a good game. ;)

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  • June 30, 2015 at 13:31
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    With Leeds going after Wood, Morison might be available. Not sure myself but could do it for again for us.

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      • June 30, 2015 at 15:29
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        @Geoff the lion: Like I said ''not sure myself''! Think Bomber would have made enquiries if he thought it could work with Morison in the side.

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        • June 30, 2015 at 17:15
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          @REAL Supporter:

          If not mistaken believe that Morisin was out of contract with Leeds, anyway he came back before and was not the same egotistical player he was when he left for the canaries, why would you have him back, there are better striking options in league 2 or the conference or whatever they have renamed it this year.

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      • June 30, 2015 at 19:49
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        @Geoff the lion: if I remember rightly, Morrison threw his toys out of the pram because Kj wouldn't let him go to Fulham, it all came to a head before the Watford 6-1 at home and bomber give it to him !! So why would Neil want him, or us for that matter? Skulking around, like before giving the wrong impression to the youngsters!! F@@k Morrison, I'd rather have Gary Alexander back if were going down that route! We'd get him cheap from Greenwich biro too!!

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  • June 30, 2015 at 13:31
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    So shape the lot of you or get a proper job working 40 + hours a week .
    You just need to realise how lucky you are to be able to do something you love play football so 110% nothing less every game that's the expectation of Wall supporters

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  • June 30, 2015 at 14:54
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    So the squad go for training to Portugal at the weekend.
    We could do with signing 2 or 3 players by then to help them gel in with the rest of the squad.
    Come on JB lets get a striker and more.

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  • June 30, 2015 at 15:03
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    Mawson to Barnsley on a three year deal.

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  • June 30, 2015 at 15:04
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    On a lighter note it seems shittu might be of to afc dons

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  • June 30, 2015 at 15:34
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    First time Shittu and lighter have been in the same sentence for a while. Good luck to the guy owes us nothing we owe him some great memories.

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  • June 30, 2015 at 16:29
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    Looking forward to seeing Martin proving the doubters wrong, come on in son and show us what you are capable of!!!!

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