Millwall's Webster compared to club legend

MILLWALL manager Neil Harris has paid tribute to Byron Webster for the mental strength he showed to turn his Lions career around.

Webster, 29, penned a new deal this week that will keep him at the club until at least the summer of 2018.

Webster had a difficult start to his career at Millwall after switching from Yeovil in July 2014, and spent the end of that season back on loan at his former club as he struggled to find his form.

He wasn't a regular last season until Tony Craig's injury in October, but cemented his place in the side with a series of impressive performances in the heart of Millwall's defence.

He played 50 times in 2015-16, scoring six goals. Harris was thrilled that the club have tied him down for another two seasons and compared him to another Millwall favourite.

"Byron is a good man, he's brilliant in the dressing room and very popular," Harris said. "He's a really good leader.

"He put the armband on a couple of times last season because I see him as a strong leader on the pitch and in the dressing room.

"Any player in the mould of Andy Frampton who comes into the club and has a really difficult start to his career and then ends up winning the fans over to become a fan favourite shows a really strong person.

"He proved himself to be one of the best centre-halves in the division last year.

"So Byron committing to us is really pleasing. I'm delighted because we work really well together. He probably played the best football of his career last season under me.

"I'm delighted the club has shown faith in him and he has put his trust in me to keep developing him as a player."

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John Kelly