Millwall boss in the market for defensive reinforcements

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KENNY Jackett has revealed that Millwall are in the market for defensive reinforcements ahead of the new season.

First-choice centre-backs Paul Robinson and Shane Lowry are struggling with injury and missed the 2-0 friendly defeat at Crawley Town last weekend.

Darren Ward, meanwhile, could be on his way out of The Den after Gillingham made an approach for his services.

Should Ward depart, Jackett would be left with only new signing Karleigh Osborne and youngster Jake Goodman as the club's fit recognised centre-backs.

The Lions were last week credited with an interest in Cardiff City's Anthony Gerrard, the cousin of England and Liverpool midfielder Steven.

Gerrard, 26, is said to be surplus to requirements at the Welsh club and was left out of manager Malkay Mackay's squad for a pre-season tour of Switzerland earlier this summer.

Jackett told Lions Player: "Our first two centre-halves were injured last week and we were weak in that area [against Crawley]. That's something we will have to look at.

"We're always looking to strengthen. It's an ongoing process but it's also based around injuries as well."



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