BY RICHARD CAWLEY
Ben Amos is set to sign a season-long loan deal with Millwall.
It will be a return to South London for the 28-year-old Bolton Wanderers goalkeeper, who spent the last campaign on loan with Charlton Athletic.
The arrival of the former Manchester United shotstopper will ramp up the pressure on current Den number one Jordan Archer.
The Lions freed up space to add in that area after Tom King was loaned to AFC Wimbledon.
And Amos always looked a strong contender to be the man coming in after working so impressively with Millwall’s new goalkeeping coach Lee Turner at Charlton.
Macclesfield-born Amos played 50 matches for Charlton last season and was unlucky not to walk away with the club’s Player of the Season award. He has Championship experience – with 83 appearances at that level – and even played one Champions League match while he was on Manchester United’s books.
Recent reports have claimed that Amos, who still has a year to run on his Bolton contract, had not been paid his full wages last month.
He had been left off Wanderer’s pre-season tour last season and told the South London Press in May: “I imagine it will be a similar situation to last season, where I’m expecting not to go away with them in pre-season. I’m expecting games to be played, that kind of thing. I’m ready for all of that.”
Photo by Keith Gillard
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