By Richard Cawley
Neil Harris reckons Millwall’s first priority this summer is to hold on to their star men.
The Lions’ hopes of reaching the Championship play-offs were ended on Saturday after a 2-0 defeat at Middlesbrough.
Boss Harris said: “First and foremost we have to keep our group together – that is essential for us moving forward. We have got a fantastic core of players at a good age. We have to keep the younger ones who are in the side.
“Then we need to add a little more quality. We have got the nucleus of a really good group but have just fallen short at the final hurdle because we have not had consistency for the whole year.
“We need to add a couple. Are we going to spend £6million on a striker like Bristol City did? No. We need to carry on building with small steps, picking up free transfers and bargains – that’s the market we will be in.
“That is the reality. We can’t compete with teams coming out of the Premier League and a lot of other clubs in the division – look at what Birmingham spent and where they are.
“There is a lot we can’t do – but also a lot we can offer as well. We can offer a culture and environment where there is squad togetherness and minutes on the pitch.”
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