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Harris 'delighted' to secure Bradshaw

Read from the manager after completing record signing...

23 August 2018

Millwall manager Neil Harris has expressed his delight after completing a deal to sign striker Tom Bradshaw from Barnsley.

Welsh international Bradshaw has put pen-to-paper on a loan deal at The Den which will become a permanent transfer in January, and The Lions’ boss has described the 26-year-old as the club’s ‘number one’ attacking target.

“We’re absolutely delighted,” Harris said.

“Tom Bradshaw has been our number one transfer target attacking-wise all summer.

“Unfortunately, it became public back in June and July that we were chasing him. We’ve had to work extremely hard alongside Barnsley, trying to get the deal done. To finally get it completed is really pleasing.”

Harris believes Bradshaw can show his full potential in a Millwall shirt, and claimed the signing offers a further dimension to the squad.

“He’s a player who I think can excel at our football club, and he certainly has something different to our front line with how he plays.

“He makes excellent use of the ball, he’s a link player, but certainly a poacher in the penalty area as well.

“I’m very much looking forward to welcoming him to compete with our other attacking options.”

The manager went on to praise club chairman John Berylson and the board of directors after finalising what will be a club-record transfer for Bradshaw.

“We can’t go without thanking John [Berylson] and the board,” he added.

“We’ve broken a long-standing transfer record, and I think it’s a sign of where the club wants to get to in trying to move forward and improving the squad.”

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