‘Pleasing’ transfer window for Millwall boss – and backs additions to get stronger once they get up to full match speed


Gary Rowett is pleased with Millwall’s transfer window business and reckons some of the additions will get stronger once they are fully up to match sharpness.

The Lions took their summer incomings to eight with the loan additions of Luton midfielder Allan Campbell and Hull attacker Ryan Longman on deadline day – but saw a late move for Bournemouth striker Kieffer Moore fail to materialise.

Wales’ Kieffer Moore celebrates scoring their side’s first goal of the game during the UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying group D match at the Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff. Picture date: Tuesday March 28, 2023.

“There were certain areas where we probably had to choose between an extra player in a position as opposed to an extra player in another position,” Millwall boss Rowett told the South London Press.

“We’re not the sort of club that is signing 10 or 12 players and doesn’t worry about the cost of that.

“We signed players who probably had not played loads of football early season, so it is going to take a little bit of time to get up to speed with some.

“I put Campbell, Longman and Brooke Norton-Cuffy into that mix. None of them have played loads in pre-season, for different reasons.

Allan Campbell
Picture: Brian Tonks

“Nizzy (Kevin Nisbet) has gone in straight away and had an impact in the team.

“Overall, we’re quite pleased with the window. It’s a really tough division, isn’t it? You are pleased with your window and then you go and see another team spend £6-7million on one player, or a club like Stoke has brought in something like 17 players.

“We weren’t in that position but we were relatively pleased with the players we brought in. We think they will add something, not just short term but also long term, because we hadn’t brought in loads of loans until the last week or two.

“We’ve got players who will be with us longer term and good age profiles for those.”


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