Millwall centre-back Nelson earns new deal

SID Nelson has signed a new one-year deal with Millwall. 

Nelson, 22, was coming out of contract at the end of this month.

The defender spent last season on loan at League Two Yeovil and Chesterfield, making a big impression at the latter despite being unable to help them avoid relegation from the Football League.

Nelson made his senior competitive debut for Millwall as an 18-year-old in December 2014.

Speaking to Southwark News last month, Nelson explained what he had to consider before making a decision.

“I have to weigh up the centre-half situation at the club, and which centre-backs the gaffer might want to recruit in the summer,” Nelson said. “Hutch [Shaun Hutchinson] and Coops [Jake Cooper] were unbelievable last season and are the first-choice in the centre of defence.

“Webbie [Byron Webster] will be back fit as well. I’ve learned a lot from those players, it’s great to have that kind of quality and leadership at the club.

“The club isn’t offering me a new contract for no reason. They obviously believe in me and what I have to offer, and I believe in myself as well.

“To have an offer creates a massive sense of pride. I would be open to another loan deal, if it takes another six months to get up to the level required, then so be it.”

Nelson's last competitive appearance for Millwall was in a 1-0 loss to Shrewsbury in December 2016. He is currently recovering from an ankle injury and hopes to make the start of pre-season training next week.

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