Millwall agree to sign Plymouth winger Gregg Wylde

MILLWALL have agreed to sign winger Gregg Wylde on a two-year deal from Plymouth when his contract with the Pilgrims expires at the end of the month.

Wylde, who becomes boss Neil Harris' third summer signing, will officially join the club on July 1.

Plymouth snapped up the wide-man after his release from Scottish side St. Mirren last summer and he went on to make 55 appearances for the Devonshire side.

He scored seven goals and set-up a further seven in a season that saw the Pilgrims defeated in the League Two play-off final in May.

Wylde is no stranger to Millwall, as he lined up against his new club in the Lions' 5-3 win at Home Park in last season's Johnstone's Paint Trophy.

On the signing of Wylde, Harris told the club's official website: "He came to light last year when we played down there in the JPT and he gave us a bit of a torrid time for the first half hour.

"Gregg came to the forefront then, we watched him another seven or eight times and every time he was highly recommended.

"He is an out and out left winger, likes to get down the flank and get crosses into the box.

"He is an old fashioned type of player who Millwall fans will enjoy watching.

"It is great to have him on board and is a statement of intent because I want attacking players on the pitch.”

Millwall's latest addition also spoke to the club's official site: "I'm delighted to have signed. It's been a frustrating few weeks after the Play-Off Final with Plymouth.

"I'm so pleased to be here, and with Neil Harris as well. He really sold the club to me and came to watch me play a few times too. I am delighted to be here at Millwall.

"I'm looking forward to the new season ahead."

The 25-year-old, along with other arrivals David Worrall and Shaun Hutchinson, were top transfer targets for Harris as he looked to replace Ed Upson, Chris Taylor and Mark Beevers – all of whom have left the club.

The Lions boss is open to more signings but wanted two wingers and a defender to replace departed players in his squad before pre-season training starts next Friday – and this has now been achieved.

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Jay Taylor