11/06/19 Reverse order Timestamp format
Good morning and welcome to our Championship blog.
We're hearing there's the chance of a deal later this week, but we're wary of saying that. We remember how the Jed Wallace transfer dragged on over the summer of 2017 before it was eventually confirmed.
We exclusively revealed in Southwark News last week that Millwall were after Matt Smith from QPR, and Jamal Lowe from Portsmouth and Bartosz Bialkowski of Ipswich are also targets.
It's been a pretty quiet international window for Millwall players.
Shane Ferguson and Conor McLaughlin - the latter who of course is leaving the Lions this summer - were on the bench as Northern Ireland won 2-0 in Estonia at the weekend.
Michael O'Neill's side are top of Group C in the Euro 2020 qualifiers with nine points from three games ahead of Germany (6) and the Netherlands (3) who both have games in hand and who they have yet to face.
Shaun Williams and Aiden O'Brien weren't called up by former Millwall boss Mick McCarthy. The Republic of Ireland drew 1-1 in Denmark at the weekend before a 2-0 victory over Gibraltar in Dublin on Monday night.
Millwall goalkeeper Ryan Sandford has signed a new deal.
He has yet to make a senior appearance, and spent time on loan at Egham United in the South Central Division of the Isthmian League last season.
Neil Harris has been speaking to the club's media about transfers.
I do expect things to pick up this week and certainly next week. It's two weeks now until everyone's back in [at clubs for pre-season training].
Players are starting to think about not wanting to go back into a club they're supposed to back into or they're out of contract and thinking, 'right, everyone's going to go back training in two weeks, I haven't got a job'.
So things do then start to move, that's how football thinks.
When people are on holiday and they're still getting paid, yes there's an importance to where they go next, but you're spending time with your family, you're away on a beach somewhere - it's not always in the forefront of your mind.
But people are back now, agents are starting to work a little bit harder now for earning their money, and clubs are starting to engage in conversations more with us.
Hopefully by the end of the week, if not next week or when we come back for training the week after there will be a lot more progress.
We want to chase the best players we see possible, but then you have to go to plan B and plan C. Players are exactly the same. Players want the best opportunities available. Can they move move to Real Madrid, and if they can't move to Real Madrid they might want to come to Millwall.
We have no problem with that, you always want people to strive to be the best they can be and play at the best level.
I'll be the first to say I'm impatient, always have been and always will be, it's in my nature. I want things done yesterday.
The board are being hugely supportive in trying to get things done, and they will get done because I've made big promises to the fan base that there will be changes.