Neil Harris has failed to rule out the possibility of summer signing Jiri Skalak departing The Den this month, reports NewsAtDen.
The Lions snapped up the 26-year-old winger from Brighton and Hove Albion, but he is yet to impress during his time in London, despite Harris chasing the Czech Republic international for two transfer windows.
A loan move would be the likeliest of scenarios with Harris saying the Millwall man has “got a big future here.”
Skalak was left out of the squad to face Blackburn Rovers last weekend and has started just four times in the league since his summer move from Brighton and Hove Albion, coming on nine times from the substitutes bench
He has one assist to his name but has failed to set The Den ablaze after the initial positivity surrounding his arrival.
Fred Onyedinma has arrived back to the club from his loan spell at Wycombe Wanderers, pushing Skalak’s place in the side down further.
When asked about the summer arrival in an interview with NewsAtDen, Harris failed to rule out the option of letting the winger leave the club on loan.
“Jiri so far hasn’t found a rhythm for us yet. We’ve not seen the best of him yet, that’s for sure,” Harris said.
“We’re all desperate for him to do well and become that attacking winger we want to see. But we have to remember it does take time to adjust, and a lot of players have come in and found it tough to adjust to Millwall.”
Harris added: “We’re very patient with him. I’m always mindful in transfer windows, as ever, of players who want to play regularly. Jiri certainly needs to find some rhythm to his game.
“I wouldn’t rule out Jiri going to play some football before the end of the season, but he’s also got a big future to play here.
“Again, it’s very open conversations and judging it as we go.”
I think this has been on the cards for a while, but with confirmation from Harris that he could be tempted to allow the winger to leave on loan, it makes sense.
Skalak has failed to impress at The Den since his summer move from Brighton and has struggled to make an impact from the Substitutes bench when called upon.
Not all transfers work out and so far, this one is failing to live up to the hype.
He deserves another chance, but that’s next season, for the remainder of this, it’s best he goes elsewhere to play regularly.