Former Leeds striker Elliott joins the Manchester United Class of 92 project at Salford City from Championship Millwall

Millwall striker Tom Elliott has been released from his contract at The Den to join League Two Salford City.

The target man, who made his name with League Two Cambridge United and AFC Wimbledon in League One, had made just one Caraboa Cup appearance for the Lions this season after a loan move to Ipswich fell through in the summer.

Elliott joined The Lions in the summer of 2017 and scored three goals in his first four appearances, playing 28 times as the club defied all expectations to finish eighth in their first season back in the Championship.

He had looked set to make the step up to the second tier at the age of 29. But he was never quite able to become the second John Fashanu which some Lions fans hoped for.

Instead, he had found game time hard to come by since his free transfer to The Den, making a total of 33 starts but 34 sub appearances across his first two campaigns.

In 2014, Salford, which celebrates its 80th anniversary this year, were taken over by former Manchester United players Ryan Giggs, Gary and Phil Neville, Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt, who each own 10% of the club.  David Beckham bought a 10% share from Singapore businessman Peter Lim in January 2019.

A statement from Millwall said: “The club would like to thank Tom for his service during his time at Millwall.”

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