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6 free-agents still available to Millwall if they wanted to further bolster their squad



The transfer window has now come to an end for Millwall and that means that they can now begin to focus their full attention on the rest of the Championship campaign until January.

The Lions managed to strengthen their squad during the summer transfer window with the likes of George Long, Scott Malone, George Saville, Daniel Ballard, Benik Afobe and Sheyi Ojo all arriving at the club to bolster the quality available to Gary Rowett.

Millwall finally got off the mark in terms of league wins in their fifth game against Blackpool thanks to a late winner.

That was a much-needed three points and lifts the pressure on Rowett over the international break. However, it is vital that the Lions keep picking up wins on a regular basis if they want to challenge this term.

Despite strengthening the squad in key areas over the summer transfer window, Millwall might still potentially need to enhance one or two positions in January, or even beforehand with the free-agents market still available.

There are a number of quality and experienced players that remain without clubs having not managed to find a new home over the summer.

Some of those are options that you could imagine Rowett perhaps considering should the finances be there to offer them a deal.

With that in mind, we take a look at SIX free-agents that might possibly be available to Millwall if they wish to make a move for them…

Kadeem Harris

Millwall did manage to secure the signing of Ojo on loan from Liverpool on transfer deadline day and that was a really big addition for them to make to their squad.

It had been evident in their opening five matches that the Lions might require some extra attacking creativity if they are to edge tight games this term.

One player that might still be available to them if the Lions still believe they need more options going forwards is former Sheffield Wednesday attacker Kadeem Harris.

In truth, it was a surprise to see Harris not get snapped up by a new club over the course of the summer transfer window. That is because the 28-year-old is someone with a lot of experience and versatility.

You could see Harris doing a real job for Millwall in either a wing-back role, or further forwards and he would provide Rowett with the option to change their formation and mix things up.

The 28-year-old was on trial with Reading over the summer but failed to earn a contract with the Royals. It could be a case of their loss being a club like Millwall’s gain and he is someone that has to be at least worth considering for the Lions on a free transfer.

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Robbie Brady

Another free-agent that could be available to Millwall as an extra option for either the wing-back position, or to be used further forwards is former Burnley winger Robbie Brady.

Brady is someone that would probably not now be available on a free transfer if it was not for a host of injury issues that he suffered during his time at Turf Moor.

Prior to his bad run of fitness the Republic of Ireland international was an instrumental performer for Burnley and one of the first names on their team-sheet in the Premier League.

The winger still has a lot to prove in terms of his general fitness, but there is very much a quality player in there for anyone who wants to take a chance on him whilst he remains a free-agent.

The 29-year-old will feel he has a lot to prove and you could see a manager like Rowett getting hold of him and getting his career back in the right direction if he were able to finance a deal with the winger.

Wage demands though could well make this one a tricky deal for Millwall to sort out.

Nathaniel Mendez-Laing

The final option in this list that Millwall could maybe consider to bolster their attacking options is former Middlesbrough and Cardiff City attacker Nathaniel Mendez-Laing.

Mendez-Laing joined Middlesbrough on a short-term deal towards the back end of last season. He managed to register one goal and one assist in nine Championship appearances in that time before being let go in the summer.

The attacker will most notably be remembered for the excellent form he produced for Cardiff in their promotion-winning campaign in 2017/18.

In that season he managed to fire home six goals and produce five assists in his 38 appearances in the league.

If Rowett could unlock the attacker’s quality on a permanent basis then he would be an excellent addition to make to the squad. However, they may need to move fast with links to Sheffield Wednesday having emerged.

Andre Wisdom

Millwall somewhat surprisingly allowed defender Marlon Romeo to make a loan move to Portsmouth on the final day of the summer transfer window.

One potential free-agent that could still be available for them to sign to help bolster their options at right-back after losing Romeo is the experienced Andre Wisdom.

Rowett has already signed Wisdom once in his managerial career with him making a permanent move for him in the summer of 2017 when he was in charge of Derby County.

During that 2017/18 campaign, Rowett used the defender often in the Championship with him making 30 appearances in the Championship as the Rams made the play-offs.

Wisdom is someone that could very much fill in if Millwall need someone in the right-wing-back position at times this season, while he also offers the option of being able to come into the back three as well as he often did at Derby.

Neil Taylor

Another potential option that Millwall could consider to bring into the club on a free transfer to bolster their defensive options is experienced left-back Neil Taylor.

Taylor would be able to come into Millwall’s squad and provide a lot of competition for Malone in the left-wing-back position within the Lions’ squad.

He is a proven quality player at Championship level with him helping Aston Villa earn promotion in 2018/18.

The 32-year-old only managed to make three appearances for Villa last season, but he remains a player with a lot of ability and he is someone that has done it in the Premier League and at international level with Wales.

There are certainly worst options for Millwall to bring into the club on a free transfer, and Taylor would surely relish the chance to play for the Lions should the opportunity arise.

Hal Robson-Kanu

Millwall have only managed to score six league goals in their opening five matches in the Championship this term. That will be a concern for the Lions, even if there have been promising early signs from Afobe and Jed Wallace.

One option that they should consider for that role is former West Brom forward Hal Robson-Kanu.

The Wales international is another player that it is a surprise to still see available on a free at this stage considering the experience and quality he could bring to the table for any Championship side.

Robson-Kanu played an instrumental role in West Brom’s 2019/20 promotion-winning campaign with him firing home ten league goals for the Baggies.

Most of those were from the bench and that suggests that he is an excellent player to bring on in the closing stages against tiring defences.

Millwall would be wise to bring him in and use him as an impact player off the bench and it might well be a very good plan B for them to have within their squad.

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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