26/06/19 Reverse order Timestamp format
Hello and welcome to our Championship blog.
There is a report today Millwall have agreed a deal with Bournemouth for Connor Mahoney.
The 22-year-old is a winger who can also play up front, and is someone that interests the Lions.
We spoke to Neil Harris yesterday and he admitted he had hoped to have had a couple more new faces in before the start of pre-season training.
But as we've seen this week things can be agreed but break down last minute.
The window officially opens on July 1, and things should start picking up from then after a slow month around the Championship.
Harris has outlined what he wants in the striker department this season.
Millwall have had discussions over target man Matt Smith from QPR. The Lions want two centre-forwards this window.
Harris insists he won't deviate from the "Millwall philosophy" of playing direct football, but his side showed last season they can be adaptable in variations of a 4-3-3 formation.
Harris hasn't spoken about individual transfer targets.
As always, some things are so wide of the mark it’s unbelievable, and some things are a little bit nearer.
Stevie Morison’s gone and we’re a little bit up in the air with other players that we’ve got at the moment that might want to go and play more regular football. So we’re looking for replacements.
At this football club we need a presence up front because we play up-and-at-them football sometimes. This year I don’t want to come away from the Millwall philosophy of getting the ball forward and putting balls into the box and being strong on set-plays. I’m not going to shy away from that, but I also want to play a little bit more.
We showed our quality last year being able to play through the lines and play with real movement and flair. We didn’t quite create as many chances doing that, but if you’ve got the right personnel that’s a real option for us.
I want to be adaptable this year, you have to be adaptable in the modern game. Having different types of players is vital. Tom Bradshaw being back fit is great, he’s a class footballer, a really good link player.
With Stevie gone and Lee Gregory gone we’ve got to think about other options, maybe a little bit of pace alongside some presence.
You need to get the blend right within the striker structure.
Sid Nelson has joined Tranmere on a two-year deal following his release by Millwall.
He won promotion to League One with Tranmere at Wembley last season.
He told the club's website:
This was the only place I wanted to come and play my football, as soon as I came off the pitch at Wembley I knew where I wanted to play my football.
There’s a great connection between the fans and the players and that’s one thing you enjoy as a footballer.
I’m looking forward to playing in League One, being competitive and going again.