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Bradshaw "over the moon" to join Millwall

Read from The Lions' new striker...

23 August 2018

Millwall's new striker Tom Bradshaw has described his transfer to The Lions from Barnsley as the "perfect move" after the striker put pen-to-paper on Thursday.

The 26-year-old joins the club initially on loan before completing a permanent move in January for a club record undisclosed fee and will meet and train with his new team-mates for the first time on Friday before this Sunday's trip to Rotherham United.

Speaking to millwallfc.co.uk, the striker stated that he "can't wait" to get going in south London, and also expressed his desire to play at the highest level possible.

"I'm over the moon. I've never been involved in a transfer where it's been on then off, on then off and on again, but this is something that I've been keen on since the start.

"As soon as Millwall showed interest it was a perfect move for me. I've played against Millwall a lot of times over the years and it's a club that I've always wanted to be a part of. I can't wait to get going.

"My aspiration is to play at the highest level I can. I've played a lot of years in League One and I feel like I did well at that level. Any striker wants to a play at a level where you're playing against big teams week in, week out. 

"It's a perfect location for me to settle and to enjoy Championship football with Millwall and hopefully pay the club and fans back to what they're expecting."

Neil Harris' pursuit of the Welshman began at the end of the 2017/18 campaign and after a summer of speculation, the boss finally secured his target.

Bradshaw described Harris as a "great manager" and told of his excitement at working with The Lions' current boss.

"Transfers very rarely are straightforward. You have to try and stay away from it. I've always known Millwall had an interest in me and I had it in the back of my mind that it was a perfect move for me. Neil Harris is a great manager and someone who I'd love to play for and under.

"You have to distance yourself from all the speculation and rumours going about until the deal is signed, which thankfully it is today, then you can settle down and start to enjoy it. I'm looking forward to meeting the lads and get going.

"I've spoken to a lot of people about Neil and they've all come back with great reviews. I understood that once I spoke to him properly."

Bradshaw's motives behind his move to The Den are personal as well as on a football level - and the attacker is looking forward to playing his "best football" and competing for a striking berth with Steve Morison, Lee Gregory, Aiden O'Brien and Tom Elliott.

"When you go to a good club that has big aspirations there's always going to be competition, but I've never seen that as a negative - I think if anything, it pushes you on to improve. It's all part of pushing each other and making each other better players.

"Life's good at the moment in terms of I've got a great new club and I have a family on the way. All aspects of my life are good and whenever I've been settled in personal and football terms, that's when I play my best football.

"The gaffer has been great and I've got a really good feeling already. It all stands in good stead to hit the ground running with Millwall." 


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