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Key Millwall figure delivers encouraging verdict regarding club’s summer transfer plans

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Gary Rowett says that he’s comfortable with the budget that has been set at Millwall this summer.

The Lions have a relatively modest budget to work with during this transfer window, a situation that isn’t too dissimilar to many other clubs in the EFL as everyone gets to grips with the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In truth the South London club have never been notoriously big-spenders with Millwall preferring to operate in a much more self-sustainable manner, something that Rowett believes is helping his club to adapt to the challenge of this summer’s window.

Speaking to London News Online, Rowett said: “We’re working on the same budget as previous windows, the same parameters.

“We’ve spent less in the windows we’ve been here than has been spent previously. But we were looking at one target earlier in the summer who looked like he was going to cost well over £1million and John [Berylson, chairman] was open to it.

“It’s about strengthening the team and trying to do that within reasonable parameters, which is probably why the club are in a very good position this year – because they have been so sensible over the years.

“I don’t see not spending lots and lots of money as a barrier.

“We have to do it in a fair and reasonable way for the club, particularly after the difficult year that most clubs have had, they’ll all be conscious of not having any income from fans.

“I’m certainly grateful for the business we have done.”

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The verdict

Millwall are surely one of the best run clubs in the Championship right now.

While the club don’t spend vast sums on new players, that’s actually something has served them particularly well over recent years as they look to live within their means.

As a result the last year perhaps hasn’t been too much of a shock to the system, something that can’t be said about other clubs in the league.

While Gary Rowett will be hoping to bring in more new players this summer it’s clear that he won’t want to break the bank or do anything that will hamper the club in the long run.


North East-based EFL writer and aspiring author

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