Millwall boss: Encouraging signs from new recruits

LIONS manager Neil Harris says there have been “encouraging signs” from Millwall’s summer signings since the start of pre-season training.

David Worrall and Shaun Hutchinson started and played the first hour of the 2-1 win against Bromley on Saturday, with Gregg Wylde and Paul Rooney among 11 substitutions who were introduced in the 62nd minute.

Harris feels the new recruits are settling in well, but warned them they will need to follow the example of their team-mates before the start of the league campaign on August 6.

“They are all coming along nicely,” Harris said. “They are walking into a team that has been together for a year.

“Our players have really good habits, so the new players have to pick up those habits quickly.

“Over the course of pre-season it comes down to getting those players to bed in and understand our style of play.”

Harris added: “We are a hard-working team and if you don't work within the unit of the team, then it makes it difficult for the team to be solid.

“It’s going to take time for them to get it, but there have been real encouraging signs in all of the new boys coming in.

“Even the young lads coming into the first team this year like James Brown and Noah Chesmain, there have been encouraging signs in those two as well.”

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Jay Taylor