Millwall boss hints transfer business is not over

NEIL Harris could still add to Millwall's squad before the summer transfer window shuts on Thursday. 

Lions boss Harris has recruited seven players since the end of last season, and has also tried to sign Ryan Leonard from Southend.

Harris released David Worrall last week, and sent Sid Nelson on loan to Yeovil Town.

He has a senior squad of 21 players, but Calum Butcher, Mahlon Romeo and Ben Thomopson haven't been part of league match-day squads recently.

Harris watched his side hammer Norwich 4-0 on Saturday, and confirmed there there could still be activity next week.

"I thought I was close this week to bringing one more in," Harris admitted. "Maybe bring one in just to let someone go out. Maybe we need a little bit more experience in the group.

"Again, the transfer policy hasn't changed. It has to be the right character, someone who comes in and boosts us, makes us better as a group. Not necessarily the starting XI, but the 21-man squad.

"If I do, then great. If I don't, then fine, I'm happy with my squad.

"Players want to play, if they don't then there's a problem. When players say to me, 'Gaffer, I love it here and I work Sunday to Friday but Saturday afternoon three o'clock I don't get my reward, it's difficult.'

"David Worrall, for example, great lad, brilliant character, drove every training session we did, he was at the forefront. In most of my squads he was on the bench, but he wanted more. He wanted to be in the starting XI every week so he went to Port Vale, fair play to him.

"I was a footballer myself and you want to play three until five on a Saturday afternoon. If players want to go out to do that I will support it the majority of the time."

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John Kelly