'A lot of interest' in Millwall keeper King

MILLWALL boss Neil Harris said a number of clubs are interested in recruiting goalkeeper Tom King.

King, 21, has enjoyed a solid pre-season and made a number of impressive saves against Dover Athletic on Tuesday night despite Millwall losing 2-0.

King spent most of last season on loan at Welling and then Braintree in the National League, keeping nine clean sheets in eighteen games for the latter.

Harris signed King when he was the manager of the U21s, but the goalkeeper has a tough task ahead if he is to dislodge either Jordan Archer or David Forde.

Harris praised the attitude of his current third-choice stopper and believes King is showing signs of his ability and potential in pre-season.

“I really like Kingy,” Harris said.  “He did really well out on loan last year and there has been a lot of interest in taking him from us.

“He has a real bright future, I hope. We took him in a couple of years ago, it was my decision to bring him in to have a look at him.

“He’s got a lot of rough edges that he is working really hard at and he works every day with Jordan and Fordey and KP (Kevin Pressman). He’s got a good work ethic.

“That’s starting to bear fruit now. He’s certainly one we’ve got big hopes for the future to push the other fellows. He communicates really well for such a young goalkeeper and he’s desperate to play in my first team at some stage.”

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John Kelly