This article is part of Football League World’s ‘Regular Punter’ series, where we gather original opinions from select, passionate fans of the clubs concerned on matters surrounding their team and share them with a wider audience…
Football League World’s Millwall fan pundit Sam Scott has taken aim at the club over their inactivity regarding the contracts of first-team members.
It comes after News At Den reported that experienced midfielder Shaun Williams is yet to open talks over a new contract with the South Londoners, and Scott believes that it has to change.
“I really don’t like the way we let contracts run down,” the regular punter told Football League World.
“It leaves us so open in the transfer market to allow teams to just start picking off our players.”
He may be well into his 30s now, but Williams has remained an integral member of the Londoner’s side this season, playing in 11 of their 15 games so far, all of which have been from the start.
During his time with the club he has made 245 appearances, scoring 19 goals and assisting 25 more, after signing from MK Dons in the January window of 2014.
But with Gary Rowett now at the helm, it is likely that any new deals, for Williams or the others, will now be put on ice for a while as he assesses what he has at his disposal.
During the summer alone, Millwall saw the likes of Lee Gregory and Ryan Tunnicliffe leave on free transfers, to Millwall and Luton Town respectively.
Aside from Williams, Jed Wallace, Jake Cooper and Ryan Leonard are all on course to leave the club on free deals in the summer transfer window.