Ambler: We're not worried about bids for Millwall players

© Edmund Boyden
© Edmund Boyden

MILLWALL chief executive Andy Ambler says he “welcomes” interest in Lions players as it’s a sign of how well they are performing.

Some reports have linked Crystal Palace with a move for Aiden O’Brien recently and several Premier League and Championship clubs have sent scouts to watch him this season.

The former Republic of Ireland international striker has scored nine goals in all competitions and that has alerted some of the bigger clubs to his talent.

The 22-year-old has also demonstrated his versatility in Neil Harris’ side playing on both wings or in a central role up front.

Millwall secured a number of their younger stars on new deals during the summer and Ambler isn’t worried about potential bids materialising in January.

“It’s good that we’re getting interest in our players and I welcome that interest,” he said. “But it doesn’t mean they’re going to go anywhere because we’ve already signed contracts with them to keep them here.

“It’s fantastic if there’s interest and that’s where we need to be as a club. People can show interest if they like. The players have to knuckle down to keep doing what they are doing to get to that point.

“But all our young players are with us until well into 2017.”

John Kelly