Date: 15th January 2016 at 5:47pm
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The other day striker Aiden O’Brien committed himself to Millwall until the summer of 2019 with a new contract extension.

Having hit ten goals in 30 appearances so far this year, the 22 year old Academy Graduate has certainly been making a name for himself as a regular under manager Neil Harris, and he was obviously delighted to have secured his long term future at The Den.

Speaking to the official site after penning the deal, he explained.

‘It’s great for me and also for my family that a new contract has been signed. I feel that it’s been a good first-half of the season, not just individually but also for the team. I can’t thank the manager enough for his trust in me on the pitch, which is shown by the amount of games I’ve played this season. My focus remains on continuing to play as much as possible and scoring plenty of goals for Millwall in the future.’

Harris himself said at the time.

‘I’m delighted for Aiden that his long-term future with the club has been secured. It’s great for the football club because he is a young talent who has been one of our players since a very young age and risen through the Academy ranks. Aiden was desperate to stay here long-term and given that he has been one of the key performers this year everyone at the club is pleased that the deal is signed. It is great business both ways and we look forward to Aiden being a success in a Millwall shirt for years to come.’

In a separate interview, Chopper also said that tying down the talented youngster was a statement of intent from Millwall in terms of it’s approach in the future and wanted to be a place where youngsters can grow and develop and not only improve themselves, but also put the club back on an upward curve.

‘There has been a lot of publicity around Aiden and interest in the young man, especially when he scored all those goals after coming back into the team. It has been clear from day one that no young players are for sale at this club because they are the future for Millwall. We are foregoing attempts at overnight success to give them the opportunity to progress with us and build theirs and our futures together. It shows intent from the board and is an example that if you break into the first team, reach expectations and improve, then you will be rewarded for that because we’re an ambitious club.’

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