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Scott Malone has opened the door to a potential summer move to Millwall, according to Derbyshire Live.
The Derby County man is currently on loan at The Den after falling out of favour at Pride Park.
The left-back was brought to Derby by Gary Rowett who also took the 29-year-old to South London – something that has led Malone to say he wants to pay the manager back with his performances.
But could a summer move to Millwall be a good switch for the player?
The team at FLW have their say…
I think it’s a good signing.
He’s played regularly this season and chipped in with a few goals and assists so there’s plenty to suggest he’ll continue being a decent player for the Lions.
He knows the club pretty well and knows the league alongside that so if they can keep him I think it’s a solid signing.
He won’t break the bank either wage-wise so there’s plenty to like about this potential deal.
Not just because of his outrageous goal on Saturday, but I’d be very surprised if Malone doesn’t make his deal permanent this summer.
Malone is out of contract at Derby in the summer and is not only a regular in Gary Rowett’s side, but is playing some excellent football.
And with Murray Wallace currently injured and Shane Ferguson out of favour at present, the on-loan Derby County man is Millwall’s only genuine recognised first-choice left-back at present.
Malone is also able to play further up the pitch, and also wing-back, so it’s a deal that would suit all parties involved, not least the Lions, who’d be getting an excellent Championship footballer on a free.
I think this should be a no-brainer for Millwall.
I’ll admit that I had my doubts as to whether Malone would be a good enough signing for the Lions on loan from Derby County, but he’s certainly proven me wrong.
His goal against Sheffield Wednesday was brilliant, and he adds something out wide for Millwall when attacking, which is exactly what they need in the future.
If he can continue to impress for them this season, then I would be stunned if they weren’t to look at signing him on a permanent basis.
They’d be foolish not to make it permanent, especially after the defender admitted that he’s open to an extended stay with the cub.