Striker pays tribute to Millwall after release

ALFIE Pavey said it was "a pleasure" to play for Millwall after his release by the club this week.

Pavey's contract expires in June, and he will be leaving Millwall after four years.

Centre-forward Pavey joined the Lions from Maidstone United on a two-year academy scholarship in May 2013.

After some impressive form for the U21 side, then managed by current senior boss Neil Harris, he signed a two-and-a-half-year deal in December 2014.

Harris gave Pavey his senior debut in the last game of the 2014-15 season as a substitute for Jamie Philpot against Wolves at Molineux.

Pavey went on to play eight times for Millwall, in between loan spells at Barnet, Aldershot, Bromley and Hampton & Richmond Borough.

He spent the latter part of this season on loan at Dartford as they lost to Chelmsford in the National League South play-off semi-finals.

Pavey, 21, paid tribute to Harris and wished Millwall luck in their League One play-off final against Bradford on Saturday week.

Pavey said: "It's been a pleasure playing for this club and under the manager, they're a great bunch of lads and staff.

"I respect everything the club has done for me, giving me my first pro contract, and I wish them all the success.

"I love this club – let's hope they finish the job next week."

Image: Millwall FC 

John Kelly