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Neil Harris: We won't be rushed into making snap decision

24 June 2015

Chopper insists he will be patient to make sure he gets 'right player'

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The Lions saw 18 players leave during the summer and Chopper has made no secret of the fact that whilst Millwall's defensive ranks will be bolstered by the signings of goalkeeper Jordan Archer and left-back Joe Martin, he wants to enhance the squad's attacking options too.

Millwall's new-look squad return for their first day of pre-season training on Thursday with manager Neil Harris still looking to boost his attacking options ahead of the big League One kick-off on 8th August.
"We have made enquiries about certain players and things are moving, but we are not going to be rushed into make a snap decision that doesn't suit the club and doesn't suit the dressing-room.

Ideally you want four strikers; most squads I played in had four strikers that were competitive. The important things is that they all bring something different, so we are looking for a fourth striker. "The most important thing is that it's somebody who is different to what we've got and somebody who fits into the dynamics of the dressing room. I

 won't waver on that; if it means that we have to be patient and we have to wait until the start of August before the season starts then I am prepared to wait.
"I think Lee (Gregory), John (Marquis) and Aiden (O'Brien) are certainly three different types of players and all are seriously in my thoughts and pushing for the start of the season. If you look at all three of them, any two of them could play in a pair together.
"I saw Aiden and Lee play really well together, I saw a lot of John last year playing at Gillingham. I undertook a little bit of a project myself to go and watch him lots and see how he was developing and was really pleased with what I saw.
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"At times he has reached that potential, at times he has not been given that opportunity, so he knows under me he will get an opportunity to shine."

"If I was there as a Millwall scout watching a player that wasn't ours, I would have been coming back recommending to sign him because John's potential has always been there.
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