Millwall waiting on goalkeeper answer

MILLWALL are still waiting for an answer from Jordan Archer after making the goalkeeper “an extremely good offer”.

The Lions held talks with Archer over an improved deal before the start of the season after he enjoyed an excellent 2015-16 campaign when he kept 20 clean sheets.

Archer, 23, signed a two-year deal with Millwall after he was released by Tottenham last summer.

He started the season as number two to David Forde but quickly asserted his claims to be first choice and took his chance when he made his competitive debut and kept a clean sheet at Scunthorpe.

Archer briefly lost his place when he was red-carded and subsequently suspended last December, but reclaimed it and was one of the most important players in the side as Millwall reached the play-off final.

He started this season with two successive clean sheets and Millwall are anxious to secure him on an extended contract.

“Jordan’s a young man with a bright future and we want to tie him to the club for a long time,” boss Neil Harris said.

“We had talks and made him an extremely good offer.

“It’s now down to Jordan whether he wants to commit his future to us.”

Meanwhile, Harris is still mulling over recruiting another goalkeeper.

He said: “I’m conscious of the fact we have two young goalkeepers and at some stage we might need a little bit more experience.

“Jordan’s got the number one jersey at the moment with Tom King on the bench. They’ve nailed down those positions by what they’ve done but you don’t stay where you are by what you’ve done in the past. You have to achieve to stay in my team.”

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John Kelly