Millwall captain would "love to" extend contract at The Den

© Nicky Hayes
© Nicky Hayes

DANNY Shittu believes his decision to turn down a call up to Nigeria's African Cup of Nations squad underlines his long-term commitment to Millwall.

Shittu's contract with the Lions expires at the end of the season but the centre-back says he would "love to" extend it further – with talks expected to take place later this year.

NewsAtDen understands that manager Kenny Jackett is planning to discuss new deals with various players in March, and does not want to prioritise one set of negotiations over another before then.



Stand-in captain Shittu rejected the chance to play for the Super Eagles in the finals tournament in South Africa this month because he felt he could not leave Millwall at a crucial stage of the season.

He said: "To turn down my country to stay at Millwall shows what it means for me to be here – and I want people to know that. I'd love to stay and my contract will sort itself out when the time comes.

"But that will all stay between my agent and the club. I am just focused on staying fit and being in the team. I want to lead the team when I'm captain and win games.



"Everybody knows how much I love playing for my country so for me to have to make that decision was hard. I felt it was the right decision but I wish them the best of luck.

"My focus is to work hard for Millwall and win as many games as we can. I've played a lot of games this season so it was nothing to do with fitness or playing too much.

"It was just a personal thing and about where my heart lay. It was a decision that was right for me, having spoken to my friends and family."

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11 thoughts on “Millwall captain would "love to" extend contract at The Den

  • January 22, 2013 at 07:48
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    i would love him to stay at millwall for another season or two,he has been a great stand in for robbo and we have not been leaking in many goals while he has been with us.

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  • January 22, 2013 at 08:52
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    by far and away our best center back!

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  • January 22, 2013 at 09:18
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    Great captain we should sign him for another year.

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  • January 22, 2013 at 09:38
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    He should only be given short term deals, comsidering how he treated us last time. I just wouldn't trust him not to sign a nice healthy 2 year deal then play like a c**t for it.

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  • January 22, 2013 at 10:39
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    I would love him to sign a new deal. The defence has been a lot stronger with him !

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  • January 22, 2013 at 12:13
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    I spoke to Danny after the game Saturday and he seemed sincere about Millwall. I asked him what went wrong against Burnley and he looked me in the eye and said 'don't worry it won't happen again!!!'; I wasn't gonna argue!! Top bloke, had his photo taken with my son and a friend who supports QPR (who's gutted he's not with them) - sooner he signs the better.

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  • January 22, 2013 at 13:37
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    I spoke to Danny when he was at QPR after a friendly against Buckland and he said back then he wanted to return to Millwall - and here he is! Think he's an honest guy and his performances alone deserve a new contract!! The fact he turned down the Africa Cup of Nations says a lot about the man!! KJ sign him up for another year at least!!

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  • January 22, 2013 at 16:44
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    By far our best defender this season, woulda been lost without the big man, if any1 deserves another contract he does, he's been our rock this season..

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  • January 22, 2013 at 17:06
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    He has played superbly this year. Despite being a bit on the slow side, he is a brick. I'd give him a new contract for sure but once Robbo is back (if ever) I would have him and Beevers above him. However if he continues in the same form, Robbo may have to sit on the sidelines.

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  • January 22, 2013 at 18:11
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    Fantastic season , leading by example , great Millwall player.......Shituuuuuuuuuuuu

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