Date: 14th June 2016 at 11:22am
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With little news on the progress of the new contract for centre half Mark Beevers, manager Neil Harris has hinted he expects the player to move on at the end of the month.

With Beevers making over 150 appearances for the club since joining back in October 2012 from Sheffield Wednesday, a new deal has been offered to him going back to the confirmation of the released list, but that new deal is yet to be signed, and Harris is expecting him to make the move back up north when he finds himself a free agent.

Obviously though he’s hoping the deal does get signed.

Speaking to the official site the gaffer explained.

‘Mark has done exceptionally well for us, especially in the second-half of last season. He is a northern based lad who has given good service to us and he has made no secret over the course of the last 12 months that his future probably lies up north. We’re busy looking at trying to replace Mark in the centre-half positions and we will work tirelessly to not only make sure we get the right player, but as ever to get the right character to continue that team spirit.’

Harris also spoke about how he believed the club were close to adding a winger to the ranks ahead of the new campaign, but those quotes aren’t on that coverage.

Wider coverage also has the following quotes.

‘It looks as if Mark is going to leave us. He made it very clear to us all season that he would only consider staying if we were in the Championship. I have known for a time he would move on to be near his family home and I am very respectful of that. If you have been playing away from home and have the chance to live nearer your family, you have to respect that. He showed some of his best form in the last six months. That is why some clubs give players year-long contracts. There is an outside chance he could stay – at least until I sign someone else. We are now busy talking to other centre-backs and I am hoping for an agreement. We need another one to compete with the three very good ones we already have. We want lads who are desperate to play for Millwall.’

Chris Taylor also came up in the South London Press coverage.

‘He is a player we want to sign. I have spoken to him at various times since the play-off final. He has played in the Championship for four years and we were lucky to get him at the end of last season. He wanted to come and play for a club he had done so well at before – and to play for me. If we had been promoted, it would have been quite an easy conversation. We would like to keep him. But however much he enjoyed it here, the lure of bigger clubs, bigger grounds and possibly bigger finances do make a difference. Clubs have have to cut their cloth.’

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