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Shackell pleased to put pen-to-paper at The Den

Defender has his say after signing on loan...

25 January 2018

New Millwall loan signing Jason Shackell is "excited" to get going with The Lions - beginning with this Saturday's Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round tie with Rochdale at The Den.

Manager Neil Harris has opted to bring the 34-year-old to south London for the remainder of 2017/18 to bolster the club's defensive options.

Shackell - who has a wealth of Championship experience - told that he is "fighting fit" and cannot wait for the "buzz" of playing once again.

"I'm really pleased to put pen-to-paper - really happy. After speaking to the manager, I'm excited to get going at a great club," he said.

"I've overcome some injuries in the last year, so I'm now fighting fit. Millwall have done really well recently and have a good squad with some good players and that's something I'm super excited to be a part of.

"We've got some experienced people here and I'm looking to try and add to that group. I'm very vocal on the pitch and I will do my best to get my messages across to the younger lads.

"I try and keep it simple like most people in my position do! I try my hardest to play well and talk to organise the team.

"I've been to the top of this division with Burnley, as well as a little bit with Wolves and Norwich. Its a tough division where anybody can beat anybody - the lads have done really well so far this season and I'm happy to be here and help.

"I'm hoping to be involved in some capacity this Saturday against Rochdale in the Emirates FA Cup. It will be nice to get that buzz back again regarding being in a matchday squad."

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