Millwall make breakthrough in pursuit of Cherries defender

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MILLWALL boss Kenny Jackett has made a breakthrough in his attempts to sign Bournemouth wing back Scott Malone.

The Lions enquired about Malone several months ago but were initially put off by the Cherries' £750,000 asking price.

But it now seems a swap deal involving striker Josh McQuoid is in the offing. One source described talks between the two clubs in recent days as "positive".

Malone, who can play in defence or in midfield, joined Bournemouth from Wolves in a £150,000-deal in January.

He made 16 appearances in the second half of last season and caught the eye of chief scout Jamie Johnson.

Signing a new left back is Jackett's top priority this summer and he has also enquired about MK Dons captain Dean Lewington.

Alex Aldridge

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2 thoughts on “Millwall make breakthrough in pursuit of Cherries defender

  • May 22, 2012 at 11:53
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    I must be the only Leeds fan with a soft spot for Millwall! At the moment I am celebrating with my old school mate, a staunch York City fan, the Minstermen's return to the League after two fantastic Wembley successes in eight days. He dragged me to my first ever match at Bootham Crescent , in Divsion Four, on April 18, 1959, when the Lions played an equal part in six-goal thriller. My memories are fading, but I soon sussed out from a group visiting fans that one of their most popular players of the time was right-winger Joe Broadfoot. I still have the match programme and, for the record, the Millwall line up that day was: Davies,Redmond, P. Brady, Harper, Strain, Vaessen, Broadfoot, Ackerman, Moyse, Heckman and Crowshaw. I wonder if any current Lions' fans remember that that somewhat obscure but significant-to-me match. Best of luck to the club and all their supporters for next season.

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