Millwall boss not drawn on future of Wolves winger

NEIL Harris was full of praise for Ben Marshall after the winger’s match-winner against Burton – but refused to be drawn on whether the club would pursue a permanent deal in the summer.

Marshall, on loan from Wolves, got his first Millwall goal in the 1-0 win over Burton on Saturday and is likely to leave his parent club in the summer.

Harris was asked after the game if Marshall would be a target in the summer.

“We want quality players within the group, we want to improve all the time,” he said. “Marsh has brought quality, competition and standards as well, he trains excellently every day.

“He’s got fantastic ability with the football and a great work ethic as well. Players like Jed [Wallace] and Aiden [O’Brien] have real flair on the ball, but they have to work without it as well. Marsh has fit in brilliantly well.

“That’s the sort of level of player we want at the club. Marsh knew some one of the players already, which always helps.

“He has brought the confidence of a quality player and a winning mentality.”

Harris has been pleased with the impact of his January signings.

He said: “Timmy Cahill has brought Millwall experience and standards to the training ground that we’ve not seen. Jason Shackell has brought a huge amount of experience from winning promotions and being a top-flight centre-half.

“And Harry Toffolo has brought a hunger and desire to push players in front of him, i.e., James Meredith for that position.

“There are four players who have made a contribution, but it’s not just the four, it’s everybody in the training group. And the staff’s standards have gone up.

“To be a successful team you can’t stand still, and all we did in January was boost the group with good players.

“All the new signings have come in and made an impact.”

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John Kelly