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Harris wants to "keep improving" as Amos arrives

The manager reacts to goalkeeper deal...

13 July 2018

Millwall boss Neil Harris wants to be competitive in every position - and has stated that the arrival of Ben Amos does just that.

The goalkeeper signed a season-long loan deal on Friday morning during The Lions' pre-season camp in Portugal before joining in for training with his new team-mates.

With Jordan Archer and David Martin already tussling for the number one spot, the ex-Manchester United stopper will ensure that the position between the sticks has to be earned in 2018/19.

"Ben is going to come in and join the group. We're always looking to be competitive. We've talked about bringing players into the squad that are going to improve us as a group and Ben certainly does that," Harris told millwallfc.co.uk.

"Jordan played the majority of the games last season and did really well. He's a young goalkeeper and still learning. It needs to be competitive for the number one shirt - David Martin didn't play a lot of football last year, but when he came in at Aston Villa and in the Cup games he did well. Tom [King] has gone out on loan to AFC Wimbledon to get minutes, because we think he's got a massive future at this club.

"We're bringing Ben in - someone Lee Turner worked closely with last year - who has been out of the picture at Bolton for various reasons, but he has fantastic pedigree and certainly proved his quality at Charlton last year where I watched him many times.

"Ultimately, we want a fight for the number one jersey. We've got some really good goalkeepers, young and senior now. I want to be competitive in every position and this is just another stance by me to say that we won't settle for what we are, we always want to keep improving."


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