Date: 30th May 2017 at 10:54am
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Manager Neil Harris has said that he doesn’t expect Millwall will break our record transfer fee this summer as we add to the squad following a return to the Championship.

With £800,000 for Paul Goddard back in 1989 our biggest fee, Harris admitted that he didn’t expect any of his targets to break that fee as we gear up for life in the second tier again.

Speaking to London News Online whilst he more than admitted Millwall would be active in the market, he planned on being sensible.

‘I don`t think so. We need to add to the squad and I think it`s safe to say we`ll look to add five or six players to get a good nucleus. Then it will be in August and January if we need to any more.’

Harris went on to say.

‘What`s key is adding to the same spirit we have here. I don`t believe I necessarily have to go and spend £2million on one player or £1million on another, so on and so on. What I`ve got to do is make sure we get the right players at the right price and the right salary – to come in and help us improve. It is about small steps. We`re going from a top-six budget in League One and trying to be a competitive Championship club – that isn`t going to happen overnight. There is too big a gulf between the divisions.’

He did however know the board would back him during that process.

‘We`ve got to find our way and be diligent. I know the board will be supportive. John Berylson has been fantastic in the last two years. With Jed Wallace and Jake Cooper`s loans both finishing it leaves us with quite a thin squad. We`ve got to recruit well. I met some players before the play-off final, just to get the ball rolling. A lot of League One and Championship sides finished their seasons on April 30. Identifying targets is key. Getting them over the line is another matter.’

Asked about whether he would like to complete deals for Wallace and Cooper following their loan spells last year, he ended by saying.

‘I`d certainly like to invest in two young players with potential.’

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