Millwall trialists will get another chance to impress bosses

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JUSTIN Skinner will decide with Neil Harris in the next week whether they want to offer any of the trialists currently at the club permanent deals.

A number of them featured in a Millwall XI side in a 0-0 draw with Braintree last night.

Harris was in attendance with his assistant Dave Livermore and academy boss Scott Fitzgerald.

They will discuss with elite development squad manager Skinner if they want to take another look at the likes of left-back Harry Kyprianou and striker Jamie Calvin, both of whom spent time at Watford, as well as former Wimbledon striker Callum Overton.

Skinner said: “Some of them have only been in the building the last couple of days so it was always going to be difficult to get any continuity with them or to do any shape work.

“But their application was fantastic. Braintree are a good side so to battle as hard as that and defend so well was really good.

“Overall I’m delighted with the way we stuck to the task.

“I’ve spoken to Neil, Dave and Scott and we had a chat about it. Obviously we’re looking at certain positions. We know what we’ve got and what we signed.

“I’ll now talk to all the boys and explain our decisions.

“We’ll keep a few of them around to give them another chance to impress.

“We’ve got another game against Kingstonians next week. We’ll warm down (today) and possibly call them in Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

“So we’ll see where we are then after the game next Tuesday. I’m expecting a few of our signed U21 players to be back for that as well.

“Neil is finalising his first team, that then filters back to me and then we continue piecing the jigsaw together.”

John Kelly


7 thoughts on “Millwall trialists will get another chance to impress bosses

  • July 14, 2015 at 10:44

    Any news on a striker for the first team yet ?

    Still good to see the club at ALL levels pulling together...

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  • July 14, 2015 at 10:48

    I've never heard of any of these trialists COYL

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    • July 14, 2015 at 16:14

      That's because they are trialists for the academy. Probably no older than 17/18.

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    • July 14, 2015 at 16:15

      Well they Beat leyton orient 2-1 the other day and our youngsters got a draw. Not bad at all.

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  • July 14, 2015 at 14:32

    looks like they spent all their money paying off the clown, looks like we are looking for freebie bargans and we all know from the past thats not going to happen.

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