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Millwall boss Gary Rowett makes transfer admission following recent departures

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Millwall boss Gary Rowett has admitted to News at Den that the club could be in the market for a new midfielder this summer as they look to bolster the current squad. 

The Lions recently saw their midfield options become depleted after Shaun Williams was released and Ryan Woods returned to his parent club Stoke City after the end of his loan spell in South London.

This has left a sizeable hole in a key area of the pitch for Rowett’s men and as a result they could well be open to adding to the likes of Ryan Leonard, Billy Mitchell, Ben Thompson, Maikel Kieftenbeld and George Evans in the near future.

Speaking recently about the prospect of bringing in a player to play in the engine room for Millwall, the former Birmingham City and Stoke City man was quick to state the following:

“Whether we add something more attacking in there will remain to be seen.

“Numbers-wise we’re actually okay, we might just add to other places that might push one of those players a little bit further forward as well.”

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Kieftenbeld and Mitchell are more defensive than the other midfield options that the Lions have at their disposal, whilst the likes of Thompson can play a bit further forward.

Meanwhile, the Lions have already secured two transfer agreements, with George Long and Scott Malone set to arrive from Hull City and Derby County respectively.

The Verdict 

The addition of a more attacking option in midfield would add an extra edge to this Millwall team in the final third and would in turn hopefully add some much needed goals from the centre of the field.

Their current options in that area are all very similar and arguably don’t make enough of an impact in an attacking sense.

The loss of Woods will certainly be well felt if they don’t bring in an adequate replacement as he was the playmaker who made things tick in the centre of the park under Rowett.

Various names have been linked with a move to the New Den in recent months and it will be interesting to see if the club pursues them during this current window.


Writer and Journalist for Football League World.

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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