Millwall manager Harris: Transfer market is slow – but that is the case for everybody as we wait for knock-on effect

Neil Harris is confident that he will make signings in the January window – and reckons Millwall are not the only ones to find the January transfer window a slow-burner.

The Lions are in the market for a centre-back and attacking player on loan.

And Harris admits patience is key as transfers at the top of the domestic game is set to have a filter effect on sides lower down the ladder.

“This window clubs don’t want to let people leave until they get players in,” he told the South London Press. “There is a knock-on effect downwards.

“It really is slow going in the football world. Not just for us – for everybody. You do have to be patient and sit tight.

“I’ve got no problem with that. The players are playing well and we’ve got Tom Elliott and Shane Ferguson back training and fully fit for Leeds. It is not a big issue.

“But I want to make sure we’ve got enough strength in depth going into the final months of the season. It is not necessarily players for tomorrow – it is players for the next 19 games plus the cup. There are at least 20 fixtures left.

“We will add to the squad. It is just making sure we get the right personnel. We’ve always been very careful to get the right personnel to fit the group and players. They come on our terms and that won’t change.

“It’s not about getting a player into the building because other people like him. They have to fit the Millwall DNA and fit our team.”

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