MILLWALL’S FIRST summer signing David Worrall has described joining the Lions as the “biggest challenge” of his career.
The 26-year-old signed a two-year-deal with an option of a further 12 months and will officially join the club on July 1 when the players return for pre-season training.
And the former Southend winger feels although he had a plethora of northern clubs after his signature, he wanted to come to Millwall to test himself and not go back to his “comfort zone.”
“I’m not the type of person to shy away,” Worrall explained. “I like a challenge, it was no secret Bury wanted me back and a couple of other northern teams.
“I could have easily moved back home and been in my comfort zone but Millwall was a challenge, it'll be the biggest challenge of my career by far.
“That’s one of the reasons I've signed, I'm 26-years-old now so I need a challenge in my life and I know I’ll come through.”
Having decided to stay south, Worrall explained that he did his homework before joining after his agent alerted him of Millwall’s initial interest.
The wide-man explained: “My agent said to me to keep going, keep myself in the team as I was out of contract and I didn't know what was going on at Southend, so my agent was working hard and trying to find something.
“When the season came to an end, he said he might have something, and told me to do my research and let him know what I thought.
“It wasn’t exactly what Neil Harris said, it was what everyone said about him.
“Players I've played with at Southend all had great words to say about him. People at other clubs too were saying really good things about him, and it felt right, and I wanted to see for myself.
“Michael Timlin at Southend is a massive Millwall fan, so he was one of the first people I rang. I asked what the club was like, and he had great things to say, he still goes to the games when he can.
“He knows Neil Harris as well and he said great things about him so it was a pretty easy choice.”
Worrall added: “Neil said, if you come here, this is what I want you to do, take people on, get crosses in and do what you've been doing at Southend.”
After the Lions’ 4-0 rout at Roots Hall in December, Worrall knew Harris’ men would be up challenging at the top of the league.
And Worrall has moved quickly to tell fans what they can expect from him this coming campaign.
“I work hard, I’ll put my foot in and I’ll put my head in,” Worrall said. “I just want to get the ball and run with it, take players on and cross it.
“That’s what the manager has asked from me, hopefully I can get a few goals like I did for Southend and a few assists. I think I'm an honest, hard working lad.
“I knew Millwall would be up there when they came to Southend and beat us 4-0, it was after that all the lads were saying they'll be up there now, and go on and have a run until the end of the season, and they did.
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