Defender set to be released by Millwall

MILLWALL will release defender Joe Martin this week, as they continue to work on contracts for key players.

Martin, 28, joins winger Gregg Wylde and striker Alfie Pavey in leaving the club after the end of the promotion-winning 2016-17 season.

Defender Martin was one of Neil Harris' first signings two years ago, when he joined on a one-year deal on a free transfer from Gillingham. He extended it for another year last season.

Martin played 39 times in 2015-16, including an appearance in the League One play-off final when he limped off before half-time against Barnsley.

Martin was a regular in the side in the first half of last season, but lost his place after a 3-0 defeat at Scunthorpe in December, and played just three times in 2017. His last appearance was in the 1-0 defeat to Fleetwood on April 17.

Millwall are expected to announce their retained list this week. It will also include other out-of-contract players that they want to agree new deals with.

Shaun Williams said after Saturday's League One play-off final win over Bradford that he is "working out the details" on a new contract with the club.

Defender Shaun Cummings has also been offered a new deal, and Jimmy Abdou is set to discuss his future with the club.

Youngsters Kris Twardek and Kyron Farrell see their contracts run out at the end of next month and will also find out if they have done enough to earn new ones.

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John Kelly