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What is Jordan Archer up to after his exit from Millwall?

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Jordan Archer made more than 150 appearances for Millwall before he was released at the end of the 2018-19 campaign.

Having initially joined on loan before failing to make a single appearance, the London-born goalkeeper signed for the Lions on a permanent basis before the 2015-16 following his release from Tottenham.

After some impressive performances in his early days at The Den, Archer quickly replaced David Forde as Millwall’s number one and would make a total of 49 appearances as Neil Harris’ side were beaten League One play-off finalists.

Archer continued in the following season, making a notable fingertip-save in the play-off final victory against Bradford as the Lions returned to the Championship at the second time of asking.

However, despite Millwall enjoying a 17-match unbeaten run in the 2017-18 campaign, keeping a host of clean sheets on the way, mistakes began to creep in for the shotstopper – although he still played in all but one of the 46 Championship matches.

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But that was the beginning of the end for Archer, who was dropped twice that season, and after a complete revamp in Millwall’s goalkeeping department at the end of 2018-19, he wasn’t offered a new contract.

Since leaving, it’s been a difficult period for Archer.

Following a couple of months as a free agent, he was picked up by League One side Oxford on a short-term deal last December as cover – but would end up making eight appearances in total, including a Carabao Cup tie against Manchester City.

Archer left in January before sealing another impressive move to Fulham. He wouldn’t feature in West London, but was part of the side that were promoted to the Premier League via the play-offs, although he wasn’t in the matchday squad.

Having been released once again, Archer was training with Bournemouth after their relegation to the Championship, but the Cherries decided against offering the Scottish goalkeeper a contract.

For now, Archer remains a free agent and is still searching for another club, but doesn’t appear close to finding one despite making his international debut just more than two years ago.

That could change quickly, but it’s been a frustrating 15 months for the former Lions shotstopper.


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