Centre-back Byron Webster has a future with Millwall

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BYRON Webster has received assurances that he has a future with the Lions.

The club signed Tony Craig last week and young centre-back Sid Nelson also penned a new deal earlier in the summer.

But a source close to the player says Webster had a positive meeting with Harris before the squad went to Portugal to continue their pre-season preparations.

Webster agreed a two-year deal when he joined the Lions from Yeovil Town last summer.

The former Doncaster and Northampton defender was brought to the club by previous boss Ian Holloway but he played just 14 times in a turbulent season for the Lions.

The 28-year-old spent the latter part of last season on loan back at his former club.

Nelson started in nine of Harris’ ten games in charge partnering Jos Hooiveld, who was on loan from Southampton, in the centre of defence.

Craig, in his fourth spell with the Lions after joining from Championship side Brentford, is expected to be an automatic choice and could even be named club captain.

Harris has said that he wants two options for each position in the side this season and with a hectic campaign ahead with no international break the source said there will be opportunities for Webster to stake his claim for first-team football.

The senior side play their first pre-season friendly next Tuesday at Bromley before they travel to AFC Wimbledon the following Saturday.

John Kelly

(@jkelly1882)

22 thoughts on “Centre-back Byron Webster has a future with Millwall

  • July 9, 2015 at 08:33
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    Yes this is good news never given a chance under coco good CH we should alway remember how he keep and helped Yeovil keep a clean sheet on the first game last year COUL.

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  • July 9, 2015 at 08:36
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    definitely out his depth in the championship but well suited for league 1...could still learn a thing or two from Craig lol

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  • July 9, 2015 at 08:46
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    I dont rate him he went back 2 shitty yeovil and now they are league 2 plus it c*** signing which he dont no f*** all about football hopefully he prove me wrong good luck son COYL NOLU, WDC

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  • July 9, 2015 at 08:50
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    Well said bomber 4 saying we want 2 option 4 each position so glad COYL NOLU, WDC

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  • July 9, 2015 at 09:05
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    Never given a chance? Not sure about that TBH. One things for sure if he wants to make it he's gonna have to be a whole lot more aggressive. I lost count last year how many times he was bullied, pushed around and knocked off the ball, Reading away and Boro at home are two examples for a start, his lack of confidence seemed to spread throughout the whole defence, cue total panic and meltdown. However if he does get a fresh chance from Harris that's good enough for me, I'll back him all the way, he's got ability no doubt, and he might just pick up from Craig a bit of meanness that we're gonna need in this division.

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  • July 9, 2015 at 09:30
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    I watched a program with neil ruddock talking about how clubs do everything for players, everything! When they leave the game they don't know how to iron a shirt, change a lightbulb/plug, write letters properly, they are useless when they finish playing because the clubs do it all.
    My point, more and more players in the game are confidence players, rockets up the a*** and shouting is dying out and they all get cuddled and loved and they need their confidence built up again, Webster was given a bit of a rough deal by willy wonka and NH probably couldn't bring him back from loan early. I think he'll be a solid CB, when he gets confident.

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  • July 9, 2015 at 09:49
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    Webster & beevers must be the weakest pair of lumps I have ever seen.

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    • July 9, 2015 at 09:54
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      @Block28 on paper maybe but I thought they were solid at charlton away

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      • July 9, 2015 at 11:06
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        @Block5: couldn't agree more, they were the most stable defensive partnership I saw all of last season. If you check Websters games last season you will see that he didn't play with the same partner in CB two games in a row. So no hope of developing a good understanding with partner which is crucial for that position. Webster is a good player and although he is a confidence player we can still benefit form him being in our team.

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        • July 9, 2015 at 13:14
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          @glyngo: you can say that about the other CBs. Shittu came in had a good game hooveld done the same. The problem with the other two is that they don't get stuck in & make bad decisions whoever there playing with.

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  • July 9, 2015 at 09:55
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    ARCHER
    CUMMINGS/CARLOS WEBBY TOP CAT OR BILLY BEEVERS DOC MARTIN
    UPPY BUNGY WILLIAMS JIMMI THE LEGEND DOC MARTIN X 2
    GREGS FRENCHIE MARQUIS
    THATS IT THE TEAM TO START AT SHREWSBURY
    SUBS BENCH TAKES CARE OF ITSELF
    THIS THREAD MUST GET 20 LIKES BECAUSE THIS IS WALL's BEST TEAM - FACT JIMMI JUST IN FRONT OF BACK FOUR BUNGY WILLIAMS IN FRONT OF HIM DOC MARTIN x2 AND UPPY ON THE WINGS FRENCHIE JUST LAYING OFF GREGS AND BOBS YOUR UNCLE.
    HOPE THE TEAM ARE HAVING A NICE HOLS IN PORTUGAL - WHAT DID YOU HAVE FOR BREAKIE TODAY
    SARDINES ON TOAST??????

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    • July 9, 2015 at 14:57
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      @Mekongriver: good shout, keep taking the tablets !! everyones a manager ! onwards and upwards

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  • July 9, 2015 at 12:37
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    Thirty dislikes is this some sort of record. Will there be petition to ban me from this site?
    My thread is perfectly sensible just like the Captain - what do I have to do to win support put Horatio,
    Fred and AOB in the first team - nope they are good enough yet to face street wise Div 1 players we need old heads on old players not young heads on young players you mark my words. Send Horatio, Fred and AOB out on loan now that is a sensible suggestion. Anyway R Fedrer still there so lump on before tomorrow's semi. Just off to the Wall site to see how the Lionesses got on - be lucky......................................BROMLEY here we come ...............probably our next home ground.

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  • July 9, 2015 at 13:00
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    http:// http://www.myadvertisingpays.com/cp1.asp?SponsId=155400

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  • July 9, 2015 at 13:01
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    woah sorry guys pasted on wrong page once again sorry.

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  • July 9, 2015 at 14:43
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    I have just been told by a "foot ball" fan that Millwall are rubbish...........................KUNT

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  • July 9, 2015 at 18:53
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    Webster did not get a good run in the team to be fair!!! I would love to see him get a chance!!

    I did think Holloway signed him then gave him cold shoulder.

    Good luck next season Webster!!! COYL

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  • July 10, 2015 at 09:25
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    Apparently he had a very poor season with Yeovil? Not sure about this one...

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