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Millwall announce Daniel Ballard signing

Defender joins on loan for 2021/22...

1 July 2021

Millwall Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of Daniel Ballard on a season-long loan from Arsenal.

The 21-year-old defender becomes Gary Rowett's third signing of the summer transfer window and will spend the 2021/22 campaign at The Den.

Ballard, a youth product of The Gunners, has made three appearances for the North London club's Under 21 set-up in the Checkatrade Trophy (now named the Papa John's Trophy), and made three appearances for Swindon Town on loan, scoring in a Checkatrade Trophy tie against Chelsea's Under 21s, before spending the 2020/21 campaign at Blackpool.

The centre-back went on to make 30 appearances for The Tangerines, scoring twice, as they won the League One Play-Offs after defeating Oxford United in the Semi-Finals and Lincoln City in the showpiece occasion at Wembley Stadium.

As well as promotion, Ballard's form has also earned him international recognition, making his Northern Ireland debut in a Nations League encounter in Romania in September 2020. The defender has played eight more times for his country since, including a 2022 World Cup qualifier at home to Bulgaria.

Stay with millwallfc.co.uk for all the reaction from Ballard and Lions boss Rowett.


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