Millwall's Shaun Hutchinson keen to prove a point

SHAUN HUTCHINSON is coming to Millwall with a point to prove after putting pen to paper on a two-year deal from July 1 when the defender’s contract with former club Fulham expires at the end of the month.

The 25-year old has an option of a further year should the club wish to activate that clause.

And Hutchinson has made it abundantly clear what his aims are for his first season at what he calls a “pretty big club.”

“I’m really, really excited to be joining Millwall,” Hutchinson said. “In my eyes it's a pretty big club, growing up I knew about them – they are a notable club.

“I’m not going to hide away from it, I'm coming to Millwall to play – and to play the full season.

“I want to get back to the Championship – that’s why I've picked millwall.

“Neil Harris has said if you're playing well, you’ll play. If you’re not, you won’t – that’s part and parcel of football.

“I understand that there’s going to be fighting for positions and places and I'm looking forward to that – I'm going to relish the challenge.”

Last season Hutchinson only made 11 appearances for Fulham, something the defender found frustrating and wishes to put right this coming campaign.

“It was a frustrating season for me last year – I’m coming to millwall with a point to prove,” the defender said.

“Millwall got to the play-offs last season and they know what it takes to be up there.

“If I didn't believe they had a chance of doing it, I probably wouldn't have joined – that was a big plus in signing for Millwall.”

Lions boss Harris has said Hutchinson is an ‘aggressive’ centre-half and the Newcastle born defender has told Millwall fans what they can expect from him.

“The fans appreciate hard work and 100 per cent every game,” Hutchinson explained. “That’s what I can promise.

“No matter what I shall be giving my all and working hard and doing by best for the club.

“If something doesn't go our way I'm not going to shy away.

“I'm going to continue to do what I think is best and give 100 per cent.

“Hopefully, come the end of the season, the fans are satisfied and happy with the signing Neil has made.

“I look forward to putting on the shirt.”

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Jay Taylor