Millwall could still add striker, have option to recall Marquis

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MILLWALL manager Neil Harris hasn’t ruled out adding a centre-forward to his squad, but has the option of recalling John Marquis from his loan should they run short of firepower.

Harris spoke this week of the importance of Steve Morison, Aiden O’Brien and Lee Gregory to the team but an injury to any of those three would leave the Lions stretched.

Marquis, 23, joined Leyton Orient on a 93-day loan in early October after struggling to break into Harris’ first team.

The striker, who made his Millwall debut in 2009, has played seven times for the League Two side since the switch and scored once, in their 6-1 FA Cup first round win over Staines Town.

The current front three have scored 23 goals between them in all competitions this season but Harris has always stressed he would prefer to have four senior strikers in his squad.

Alfie Pavey, 20, has featured recently off the bench after his impressive form for the Elite Development Squad this season where he has hit the back of the net seven times.

But Harris hasn’t closed the door on going back into the loan transfer market, before that window shuts on November 25, nor on Marquis’ future with the club.

He said: “We are continuously monitoring the situation.

“We’ve got john Marquis who can come back, he’s got a call-back clause in his loan so we can call John back if need be.”

John Kelly