Ambler: Millwall could sign Tyson permanently in summer

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MILLWALL chief executive Andy Ambler has admitted that new arrival Nathan Tyson could be signed permanently in the summer if he impresses whilst on loan.

Tyson has joined the Lions until the end of the season from Derby County and is expected to make his debut for the club against Burnley at The Den on Saturday.

The 30-year-old has 18 months left on his contract at Pride Park but could be handed an extended stay in South London if he proves a success.

Ambler told NewsAtDen: "The idea has been floated. That's in Nathan's hands really and down to if he impresses in the second half of the season.

"But it is something we have discussed and he may be available should we want to go down that route. It's down to him to do well and us to see what direction we are going in."

Ambler added: "Kenny had made contact with Nigel Clough a little while ago in the course of seeing who may be available and since then he's been weighing up several options.

"We made our move on Tuesday and I got involved in the finances at that stage. We were able to put a deal together to bring him to the club and it was as simple as that really."

Despite Tyson's arrival, Millwall are understood to be in the market for another frontman during the January transfer window, but Ambler played down that suggestion.

He said: "Kenny's always looking at opportunities to strengthen but we're now back to four strikers – with Dany N'Guessan doing well – so I don't think he would want any more."

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

17 thoughts on “Ambler: Millwall could sign Tyson permanently in summer

  • January 17, 2013 at 15:57
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    i hope tyson does really for us over the next few months,If we are not signing anyone else then we need them all to start banging in the goals,Henderson is having problems finding the net,n guessan i am still not sure about and keogh give him time and he will do well for us,but as we say in kenny we trust,i still feel we will be in the play offs

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  • January 17, 2013 at 16:01
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    Happy with the loan striker, but we definitely need a permanent striker and possibly a bit younger.

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  • January 17, 2013 at 17:44
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    I'd settle for signing Smith for the rest of the season now, real chance of top 6 if Tyson hits form as well.

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  • January 17, 2013 at 18:09
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    See how we go first Mr Ambler before you get carried away, he starts banging them in Darby will swag him back, plus he's 30 has he got enough left in the tank for us.

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  • January 17, 2013 at 19:04
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    Ambler you're better off saying nothing because when you do all you seem to do is upset people. a couple of weeks ago it was the FOTB and now it's me.
    On one hand we had a young international player who was/is still scoring for fun and has a bright future ahead of him. OK he chose to go to a more resourceful club nothing we can do about that but now it seems you're trying to ease our pain at missing out on him with a player in his early thirties with little or no future who has to be blunt never really apart from a purple patch in the lower leagues achieved any level of consistency at all and currently isn't good enough to play for a side who are hardly scoring goals for fun.
    I understand the difficulty the club has in attracting young players of potentil but there is no future in Tyson as there isn't really in Henderson who in my opinion hasn't looked commited to us at anytime this season. They're both the wrong side of thirty, our forward line needs young blood not players cruising through 'til the end of their careers.
    Having said all that i obviously hope Tyson does well and finds the net for us but don't be telling me we have a chance to sign him at the end of the season because that will only be cos no-one else wants him.

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    • January 20, 2013 at 18:20
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      Well said bluesman. I think we have been told to suck eggs in the sense we have just lost a huge talent, with premiership capabilities and replacing him with someone with half(maybe half)the potential. Hendo for me is a waste of turf. And there are a few others who's complacency makes me want to lob my bovril all over them!!
      The chairman/board/execs need to do more and woods should not have been able to slip the net. They are to blame, no two ways about it.
      We've just surrendered our play-off place for 12th...

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  • January 17, 2013 at 19:43
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    Apparently Nottingham Forest are lining up a bid for Hendo - might explain why KJ has got Tyson in. Very similar players except I'd back Tyson to be quicker over 20-yards.

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  • January 17, 2013 at 19:47
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    I know its probably not as easy as it sounds, but if the powers that be have any love for millwall like i do then they would move both heaven and earth to get the players the club wants and needs. Sounds simple i know but dont just go signing has beens for the sake of it. I pray that Tyson will love playing for the wall and get a wad of goals for us and prove all the doubters wrong. As my father in law keeps saying to me "watch this space".

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  • January 17, 2013 at 21:15
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    Millwall p-p burnley my prediction

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  • January 17, 2013 at 23:06
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    Sell hendo to or rest and get Harry kane

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    • January 17, 2013 at 23:13
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      Very good shout - not sure Spurs will sell him though. I see we are also being linked with Steve Morison but I'd say that's equally unlikely given the way he slaughtered us when he left.

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  • January 17, 2013 at 23:30
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    Very interesting comments from everyone.
    But...
    First. Tyson is younger than Henderson yet we have no problem with the latter leading the line...or do we ?
    Second. Ambler's comments are naive at best. N'Guesson doing well ? Give us all a break please. He's League one quality at best and everyone except the management at Millwall seem to be aware of that.
    Third. Ambler does not "sign" players. Jackett does. Wood was always going to be difficult to replace. This is no fault of anyone at Millwall that he didn't. Money was there, he just decided to go elsewhere...end of story.
    Fourth. Millwall need to sign a quality striker. The cash is there and that's a given. That will be the difference from finishing 10th or making the play-offs. Same old story with a different tune.
    Fifth. What's wrong with making an offer...NOT A LOAN... for Kane or Morison ? Neither have exactly set the world alight in the Premier league. Someone of that talent is urgently required otherwise we're going to end up with another 'has been' or 'journeyman' and end up sitting in id table by April all beacuse no-one at Millwall had the guts to once and for all to sign a quality player.
    What a shame-

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    • January 17, 2013 at 23:52
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      Cheeky £1million plus offer for Kane before the window closes would certainly be interesting. Apparently he's had a few injury problems at Norwich and although he's shown flashes of class a mate of mine who's a Carrow Road season-ticket holder doesn't think they're is looking to make the deal permanent at this stage.

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  • January 18, 2013 at 07:29
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    Morro is also injured

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  • January 18, 2013 at 11:04
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    Why sign a 30 year old permanently in the summer? On loan for the short term maybe but not as a permanent signing - he's too old Ambler!!!

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  • January 18, 2013 at 11:13
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    30 years olds can still perrform at this level for 2-3 years if they look after themselves, take Hendo as an example. But I still think we need to assess his desire and ability then make the decision if we want him long term. Young players are more worth the risk of buying permanently as they have more development possibilities. BUT, let's not forget that Morro was not happy at the Den and might not come back with the sam desire to put a shift in. His last few games for us were pretty poor by his standards and I think to team was weakened by his 'Bigger than the team' work rate and attitude.

    Kane would be a great investment, but I just don't believe Spurs are ready to sell what is one of their bright young stars just yet. Still, kudos if we get him.

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