Millwall "won't be held to ransom" over Wood and Beevers

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CHIEF executive Andy Ambler insists Millwall will not be "held to ransom" if they pursue permanent deals for loan stars Chris Wood and Mark Beevers in January.

The duo, on loan from West Brom and Sheffield Wednesday respectively, have been ever-present in the Lions side during their recent ten-match unbeaten run.

Wood and Beevers are both on loan at The Den until after Christmas and Ambler says boss Kenny Jackett could either try to buy them or extended their current deals.

"As we've done in the past, we've put a valuation on each loan player," he told Lions Live. "But if the parent club says that's not good enough, Kenny will more or less look at other targets.

"We won't be held to ransom just because a player is doing really well. Ultimately, when they're with us on loan, playing well and enjoying their time here, we hold all the aces.

"We will be trying to keep them if we can. That could be permanently or on loan, there are lots of ways we could do it.

"There are lot of factors to consider. Fundamentally, the parent clubs either wants to sell them, continue to loan them or wants them back.

"Then there's the player. Is he enjoying his time here? Is he enjoying the area? Will his family want to move to South London?

"And there's the manager. Does Kenny want to keep these players at the club? If he does, we will do all we can to secure their signatures."

Ambler also confirmed that Millwall could look to extend the loan deal of Tottenham right-back Adam Smith until the end of the season when the transfer window reopens.

"Adam is different to the other two in that he's still a young man finding his way," he said. "When it comes to Tottenham, we know what we're dealing with. He looks a very, very good young prospect.

"We could do a standard loan in January until the end of the season, or Tottenham may decide it's the right time to let him go.

"I don't think he wants to hear that at the moment when he's attached to a club as big as Spurs. We'll see how we go with that one."

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3 thoughts on “Millwall "won't be held to ransom" over Wood and Beevers

  • November 20, 2012 at 14:34
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    Which means that we won't sign either of them

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  • November 20, 2012 at 21:55
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    Don't be so defeatist RBCP! If we don't it wont be for lack of trying!!!

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  • November 21, 2012 at 22:15
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    Sheffield or London. I know where I'd rather live.

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