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Mahlon Romeo

Defender

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Biography

Date of birth

19/09/1995

Height

178 cm

Signed

01/07/2015

Country

Antigua and Barbuda

Millwall initially completed the signing of Gillingham defender Mahlon Romeo on a one-year contract in May 2015, but that deal was soon extended until 2019.

Mahlon, 20, initially joined The Gills the summer of 2012 on a two-year scholarship, having previously played in the youth systems at Arsenal and Wycombe Wanderers.  
 
The right-back was given permission to feature a couple of times for Millwall's U21s towards the end of the 2014/15 campaign and when injuries to both Carlos Edwards and Shaun Cummings handed him a first-team chance at Walsall in February 2016, he grabbed it in spectacular style. Not only did The Lions romp to a 3-0 win at the League One high-flyers, Mahon marked his debut with a stunning goal. 

His assured displays in the back four saw the young prospect hold down the right-back spot until a harsh red card at Gillingham on the final day of the regular season kept him sidelined for the Play-Off games and an appearance at Wembley.
 
Romeo gained redemption in 2016/17, however, as the right-back was a huge part of the side that gained promotion to The Championship via the Play-Offs.

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