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Football League World’s Millwall fan pundit Sam Scott has pinpointed the players in the current Lions’ side who deserve to be offered new deals after Shaun Williams delivered an update.
Williams revealed last week, reported by News At Den, that he is yet to open negotiations over a new deal but Scott does not want to see the club stop with him.
“There are so many key players that we need to offer contracts to,” the regular punter told Football League World.
“Jed Wallace and Jake Cooper are the key ones.
“As well as that we need to offer deals to Hutchinson, Leonard, Murray, Wallace and Bialkowski.”
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.
Both Jake Cooper and Jed Wallace have less than a year remaining on their current deals as well, so it is easy to see why Scott is keen to see them tied down as well.
Bialkowski arrived on loan from Ipswich during the summer but having impressed so far, many are keen to see a permanent move struck.