Date: 28th July 2017 at 7:11pm
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Millwall announced yesterday that Jake Cooper had returned from Reading but this time on a permanent deal.

The defender spent the second half of 2016/17 on loan with us, making 18 appearances in our successful League One Play Off campaign and he’s now signed a three year deal for an undisclosed fee.

The 22 year old came through their youth ranks and leaves the club with 54 appearances to his name and with the formalities completed on Friday, he could be involved in the friendly against Granada later today at The Den.

Speaking to the official site after penning his new deal, Cooper explained.

‘I’m really pleased to be back here at Millwall and to have secured my long-term future. We’ve had to be patient to get the deal done and I’m relieved everything is now complete and I can focus on my football. It was an incredible experience to be a part of what we achieved at Wembley and I can’t wait to get stuck in again as part of what is a great group of lads. Thankfully I’ve been training and playing in pre-season games since the start of the summer so I’m fit and raring to go.’

Manager Neil Harris added about his eventual capture.

‘I’m delighted that we have been able to bring Jake back to the club on a permanent basis. I’ve made no secret of my appreciation and respect for how he performed last season and how we’ve been so keen to sign him this summer. He has signed a long-term contract so he can realise his potential here at Millwall. Jake has a strong personality and is a player who is capable of strong performances. I’m very confident that he can go on to become a top, top centre-half for this club. I’d once again like to thank the chairman and the rest of the board for their support in getting this deal over the line.’

Cooper has been handed the number 35 shirt for the coming campaign.

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