Millwall in bid to sign Scunthorpe defender

MILLWALL want to sign centre-back Murray Wallace from Scunthorpe United. 

Lions boss Neil Harris is in the market for a central defender as he plans for next season and wants to add Wallace, 25, to his squad.

Harris and head of recruitment Alex Aldridge were at Glanford Park in May to watch Wallace in action in a 2-2 draw with Rotherham in the first leg of their League One play-off semi-final. The Iron were knocked out after the second leg.

Former Huddersfield defender Wallace is contracted until June 2019, and it is likely to require a bid exceeding £500,000 to secure him from Scunthorpe.

Wallace has experienced successive play-off disappointments, having also been part of the Iron side that Millwall knocked out 3-2 on aggregate in the 2016-17 semi-finals.

Glasgow-born Wallace has ambitions to represent Scotland, but recognises he needs to be playing Championship football for that to happen. He could note that James Meredith and Shaun Williams both received international call-ups after a season in the second tier.

Millwall currently have two contracted senior centre-backs in Shaun Hutchinson and Jake Cooper. Sid Nelson is set to sign a new contract but will likely be loaned out. Byron Webster is also considering a contract offer.

Recent reports claimed that a move for Wallace is close, but NewsAtDen understands that a deal has not yet been agreed between the clubs for the former Scotland under-21 international.

Incredible Murray Wallace block from James Meredith's header:

Millwall defeated Scunthorpe 3-2 on aggregate in the 2016-17 League One play-off semi-finals:

Image: Millwall FC

John Kelly