Millwall's Archer: 'I will speak to gaffer over future'

JORDAN Archer will speak to Neil Harris about his future – but his immediate focus is on keeping hold of his place in the Millwall side.

Archer, 25, has only recently won his place back after being dropped from the team and the squad in September as Harris raised questions about his mental approach.

He eventually returned to the bench and Harris praised the goalkeeper’s attitude in training. But he had to wait for his chance, before he took it against Bolton when Ben Amos was ineligible against his parent club.

Archer was Millwall’s player of the year in 2015-16 after joining from Tottenham and is coming up on 150 games for the club. If he starts against Hull this weekend it will be his 148th appearance.

Archer signed a three-year-deal in August 2016.

“I am in the last year of my contract but that’s not something I’m thinking about,” Archer said.

“My main focus was to get back into the team. Now I am back I want to concentrate on each game, I can’t take my focus off that.

“I won’t look too far ahead but when that bridge comes I’ll sit down with the gaffer and see where it takes us.

“My only focus now is Hull on Saturday.”

Millwall could be missing a number of players for that game, but Archer was heartened by the performance in the 1-1 draw at Bristol City last Sunday.

He said: "We’re getting a bit stripped bare at the moment with injuries. But I thought the boys were fantastic to go to a place like that where they’re a free-flowing team and score a lot of goals, to dig in deep with all the injuries that we had.

"That shows the amount of strength and character we have in the squad."

*Read a longer interview with Jordan Archer in today's Southwark News.

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John Kelly