Millwall sign Shaun Hutchinson on two-year deal

SHAUN Hutchinson will join Millwall on a two-year deal when his contract with Fulham expires at the end of the month.

The 25-year-old will officially join the club on July 1 on a free transfer from the West London side.

Hutchinson is a right-footed centre-half who has played predominantly on the left-hand side of a defensive pairing.

He made 41 appearances for Fulham since he joined them from Motherwell back in 2014 having played 138 times for the Scottish side.

And Harris is delighted to have secured the signature of the Newcastle-born defender.

"I tracked him a couple of years ago," Harris said. "He first came to the forefront when he was playing in Scotland.

"Millwall tried to sign him, we made a bid for him, Kenny Jackett really pursued him to try and get him, but it didn't quite come off.

"I saw him play a couple of years ago at Fulham and we tried to get him then and again, we couldn't get him – but I really liked him then.

"We monitored the situation all season and we saw him play this past year."

Hutchinson will be the second summer signing for Millwall after winger David Worrall signed from Southend.

And Harris has told fans what they can expect from the new signing.

"He's a very aggressive centre-half that wants to head it and tackle," Harris explained. "That's certainly the centre-half I like to have in my team – he fits the bill.

"He is like David Worrall, he's at an excellent age in his career and he certainly is a man who has a point to prove. He wants to get back into the Championship and play at that level.

"We certainly look forward to him joining us on July 1."

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