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.