Millwall manager explains Harry Smith situation

HARRY Smith could be heading back to Swindon Town.   

Smith, 22, returned to Millwall last week and played 90 minutes for the Lions' under-23 side in their 1-1 draw against Cardiff on Monday.

Smith is still a Swindon player until January, when the original loan deal ends.

Millwall boss Neil Harris explained that it was agreed with Robins manager David Flitcroft that Smith would spend some time back at his parent club before a decision over a potential return to the League Two side.

"Harry is still a Swindon player until at least January. He has had a difficult few weeks," Harris said.

"Myself and David Flitcroft thought it would be better if he came back and had a week with us and a week back at home with his parents before going back to Swindon.

"It worked really well that Swindon won Saturday and he could play 90 minutes for us on Sunday. They were important minutes for him.

"We'll just see how things settle down for him and whether he heads back to Swindon this week."

Swindon lost 1-0 to Lincoln on Tuesday night, and afterwards Flitcroft gave an update on Smith.

"I wanted to get the (Lincoln) game out of the way and then speak to Neil Harris on Thursday – that was always the plan, for him to play 90 minutes in the U23s game," Flitcroft said.

"I've not spoken to Harry so I'll speak to Neil and then speak to Harry and see how he is.'"

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John Kelly