Harris on whether he expects Millwall signing before Thursday's transfer deadline

NEIL Harris admitted he had “no idea” if Millwall would sign a new player before Thursday – as reports again linked the club with Barnsley striker Tom Bradshaw.

Harris was speaking after Millwall’s 2-2 draw with Middlesbrough at The Den on Saturday, when he said trying to tie up summer business was “very, very tough”.

Millwall have signed three players so far this summer. Ben Amos, Murray Wallace and Jiri Skalak were on the bench at the weekend, before the latter two made their competitive debuts.

The deadline for permanent signings is 5pm this Thursday, August 9. But clubs can recruit players on loan until August 31.

Millwall have been linked with Bradshaw, 26, for much of the summer. The centre-forward played for Barnsley in their 4-0 win over Oxford on Saturday.

Harris was asked after the Boro draw if he expected any incoming activity before the first transfer window deadline of the month.

“The market’s a joke, it’s ridiculous, very, very tough,” Harris said. “Do I expect to get someone in by Thursday? To be honest I’ve got no idea.

“We identify players and you try to get them. One day they’re worth 400 pounds and the next day they’re worth 46 million. It’s just impossible at times.

“We’re trying to bring another attacking player in. If it’s not done before Thursday then we’ve got the whole of August to do it on loan.”

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John Kelly