Millwall manager still hoping a couple more transfer pieces will fall into place

Gary Rowett is still hoping that he can add to his Millwall squad before Friday’s transfer deadline.

The Lions could be in the market for a central midfielder if they allow Ben Thompson to head out on loan.

And adding to their forward options is another area where the SE16 outfit could strengthen before the cut-off at the end of this week.

On-loan Tottenham striker Troy Parrott is expect to be out with ankle ligament damage until November.

Millwall v Burnley, Carabao Cup, 3rd Round, The Den, 23 September 2020

Millwall manager Rowett said: “The challenge is that there are maybe 10 obvious players that people are after but the reality is if they are Premier League players then they are on Premier League wages.

“Not every club, like ours, follows the structure of FFP [Financial Fair Play] – so clubs will push incredibly hard. We’re not prepared to go to the same levels.

“We’ll try to make one or two additions but don’t forget Troy is coming back in around three or four weeks time and he’ll feel like a new signing.

“And there are players who haven’t had the opportunity to perform in our team like Conor [Mahoney], who did really well in pre-season, Jon Dadi Bodvarsson and Smudge [Matt Smith] – who was our top scorer last season. We have got players waiting to get an opportunity.

“We will look. Every manager does. But it is not an easy market, not an easy situation to go and get someone who makes you better within our structure wage wise.”

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