Millwall should not be disheartened at missing out on Ben Marshall who has signed for Norwich.
Lions fans are generally realistic. They know they cannot compete financially with the majority of teams in this division.
Marshall had a major impact last season whilst on loan from Wolves as Neil Harris’ men tried to make a late assault on the play-offs.
If someone was offered two jobs one paying three or four times than the other potential suitor, nine times out of ten, you would pick the higher paying job.
Marshall will undoubtedly be able to earn more with the Canaries than he would at Millwall – and considering he was never a Millwall player permanently – it should be seen as nothing gained, nothing lost.
The winger would have been a marquee signing, and a bonus but the Lions are writing their own method in the transfer window.
Last summer Harris and his recruitment team looked for the top League One players to sign.
James Meredith, Tom Elliott and Conor McLaughlin were three of the most sought-after players that the Lions were able to sign.
This year it is the turn of Murray Wallace. He was one of the outstanding defenders in League One last season for Scunthorpe as they missed out on promotion to the Championship in the play-offs.
Tom Eaves of Gillingham has been a fleeting rumour for Millwall to add swell as there being firm interest and a rebuffed offer for Tom Bradshaw at Barnsley.
The 25-year-old scored 12 goals in a season that saw his current club relegated to League One.
Bradshaw would add undoubted quality for Millwall, something that was lacking when Lee Gregory was unavailable.
Millwall fans under Harris know that they must be patient and wait for signings to come. In recent times when the deal is completed, they are generally shrewd and rarely disappoint.