Date: 17th June 2016 at 4:20pm
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Manager Neil Harris has said he believes the capture of David Worrall is a ‘declaration of intent’ from Millwall this season given our promotion hopes and he also explained that his arrival does not close the door on seeing Chris Taylor return again.

Speaking to the South London Press following the signing of the former Southend United winger, Harris said of the 26 year old.

‘Hopefully this is a statement of intent from me – my first signing of the summer is a right-winger who likes to get down the channels and cross the ball. This shows a hint of what we are trying to achieve. We want to defend solidly and counter-attack with pace. He impressed both the staff and players when they beat us 2-0 at The Den. I don`t have to persuade anyone to join this club. I told him my philosophy and left it to him. We are in a good place as a club. Players want to come here and David did – and he turned down other offers. He is a good age and has a point to prove.’

In a second interview with the same outlet, he also said that Worrall’s arrival did not rule out hopes of seeing Blackburn Rovers winger Chris Taylor return to The Den once more either.

‘I would still like to sign Chris. But he is very much in demand. We are still hopeful and we are very much in the mix. He came to us from a higher division, earning good money, and has lived up north all his life apart from the very successful year he had a 12-month contract with us. But he knows me and what I want to do and has had two very good spells here. Things will become clearer in the next few days.’

Harris also said he was looking for Fred Onyedinma to step up another level next season, and potentially take on a more advanced role in his plans.

‘Fred is a massive part of our squad. He has a bright future. He should be given and will get every opportunity in pre-season. He could maybe play a more attacking role up front next term, to give us some blistering pace. He could also be very effective with his speed down the left hand side.’

He also spoke of Paris Cowan-Hall and called on him to make 2016/17 the year Millwall fans see what he’s capable of.

‘His Millwall career has never got going. He has a lot to prove and it is down to him to fit in with the squad.’

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