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"I wanted to get it done as soon as possible," says Long

Hear from the new goalkeeper...

8 July 2021

George Long became the latest member of Millwall's goalkeeping union on 1st July - and the stopper is looking forward to settling in during The Lions' training camp in Scotland.

Gary Rowett and his squad travelled north of the border on Wednesday for the annual bonding session, with the 27-year-old labelling the trip as "the perfect time" to get to know his team-mates.

Long joins from recently-promoted Hull City and will challenge Bartosz Bialkowski for the place between the sticks in the manager's starting XI.

"Pre-season is always the perfect time to settle in and the Scotland trip will be no different," the goalkeeper explained to millwallfc.co.uk. "There'll be training time, leisure time, maybe a bit of golf as well, so I'm sure I'll be settled in straight away."

The early pursuit of the stopper meant a lengthy wait for Long to get going in SE16, but he went on to express his excitement for his future at Millwall.

"It was a long summer waiting to come in, but it's been brilliant so far and to come in on the first day was helpful. I'm excited for what is to come.

"I first heard of interest at the end of last season. Things do tend to take a little bit of time, but I'm glad things were done early in the summer break. The club were very keen to get things done early, which was fantastic for me. As soon as I heard of the interest, it was one I wanted to get done as soon as possible. Thankfully, that happened."

Click play on the video above to hear in full from George Long.


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