Millwall boss pleads patience over contract talks

MILLWALL are continuing contract talks with a number of first-team players – but Neil Harris said the club needs to be “patient”.

A host of Millwall players are in the last or second-last year of their current deals – including those with options – with the futures of the likes of Lee Gregory, Shane Ferguson and Jordan Archer still uncertain.

Lions captain Steve Morison will also be seeking a further twelve months to take his playing career with the club beyond his 36th birthday.

Millwall secured Jed Wallace on a longer deal last week, and Harris hopes that’s one of the first pieces of the long-term jigsaw coming together.

“Talks go on all the time with players and the board,” Harris said. “I try to focus on coaching and managing the players, as well as supporting the players when need be.

“Talks are ongoing with various lads and that will continue. But, as ever, as we know these things are never quick and straightforward. We need to be patient.

“That’s the message at the moment: to be patient and keep trying to win games of football.

“There is potential to improve on the last few seasons and Jed recognised that. It’s the first part of trying to tie players down to longer contracts, young and older players.”

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John Kelly