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Introducing Millwall

11 June 2015

The Lions endured a difficult Championship campaign last year

Name: Millwall Football Club
Founded: 1885
Stadium: The Den
Capacity: 20,146
Manager: Neil Harris
Last season: 22st in the Championship (Relegated)

Millwall will head into next season looking for an immediate return to the Championship following relegation to the third tier in May.

The South East London outfit parted company with former manager Ian Holloway in March – with Neil Harris taking caretaker charge until the end of the season, however he was unable to keep the Lions in the second tier.

Harris, 37, took over the hot seat on a permanent basis after a 16 year playing career which included two spells with the club he is now in charge of.

Born in Orsett, the striker began his career with Cambridge City, before securing a move to Millwall in March 1998 for £30,000.

In his first spell at The Den, Harris netted 93 times in 233 appearances over a six year period, and whilst in the capital he also spent a brief time out on loan at Cardiff City.

After leaving in 2004, Harris would go onto have spells at Nottingham Forest and Gillingham.

Nicknamed ‘the bomber’ he returned to Millwall for a second spell in January 2007 – turning out a further 147 times, scoring 32 goals, before ending his career at Southend United in 2011.

Harris returned to Millwall in a coaching capacity in 2013, which led to his appointment as manager last month.

Striker Lee Gregory will be the one to watch for the Lions next term, following a positive first season at The Den.

Born in Sheffield, the 26-year-old began his playing career in the youth set-up at Sheffield United.

The forward would spend brief spells at Staveley Miners Welfare, Mansfield Town and Harrogate Town – with Gregory earning his big break at FC Halifax Town in 2011.

His three years in West Yorkshire would prove fruitful, netting 89 times in 135 appearances for Halifax, form which caught the eye of Millwall who signed him in June 2014.

Gregory was their top scorer last term with nine goals.



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