BYRON Webster’s Millwall career is alive and well, says manager Neil Harris.
The former Yeovil defender spent the second half of last season back with his previous club on loan.
Under former boss Ian Holloway, the defender’s time in London look like it was coming to an end.
But current Lions manager Neil Harris has revealed he wished he had had the 28-year-old back to aid Millwall’s unsuccessful plight to stave off relegation.
And Webster has received a ringing endorsement by Harris, and looks set to be in his plans for the forthcoming campaign after an indifferent start to his Lions career.
“Byron, I thought had a mixed start,” Harris said. “He did really well in some games and a couple of games he played in we lost and he was left out afterwards.
“A couple of games we got beat in, I thought he played well. Football is all about opinions.
“I would have liked him available at the end of last season to have been involved, I couldn't as part of the loan agreement with Yeovil.
“We had the chance to bring him back, I always wanted to with a view to have him stake a place for the team.”
Harris cited Webster’s leadership qualities as one of the main reasons the defender was handed a return to The Den.
And the Lions boss hasn't ruled out Webster, or other candidates, for vice captaincy should newly appointed club captain Tony Craig be unavailable.
“He’s come back in and had a real go,” Harris explained. “I think he’s enjoying being back and with the competition of places at centre back, I'm quite fortunate.
“It's important the group leader and the dressing room has a voice. Someone who the players look to and trust, Tony Craig fits the bill.
“There are some real good guys in there with big spirits. There are some young guys, like Sid Nelson, who talk really well.
“If Tony [Craig] is it available for any game, then I would have a real decision to make because, there are four or five guys who would be really suitable.”