Byron Webster eyes third League One promotion after ending his Millwall career

BY RICHARD CAWLEY

Byron Webster is hoping his move to Scunthorpe United will see him gain regular game time – but admits he loved every minute at Millwall.

The Lions centre-back, 31, has signed a deal with the Iron until the end of the season.

Millwall were happy for Webster, due to be out of contract at the end of June, to move on once they had sorted a replacement. Soon after confirmation of his exit came the news they had signed Derby County’s Alex Pearce on loan for the remainder of the campaign.

Webster was part of the Lions side which won promotion to the Championship.

This season he has played the role of back up to Jake Cooper and Shaun Hutchinson. Murray Wallace had also been ahead of him in the pecking order.

Webster said: “It’s great to get the business done straight away and then get playing games.

“I’ve got a young family and it’s good to get back up north as well. It’s a big factor and I’m happy it’s been done this early so I can concentrate on playing football.

“I always give 100 per cent and try to keep clean sheets. I play with a smile on my face. The team have kept two clean sheets recently, so first and foremost I need to try and get in the team and then go from there.

“I have experienced two promotions from this league, so whether it’s this season making a late burst or next season hopefully we can be up there.

“I can’t speak highly enough of the club [Millwall}, fans, manager and chairman. It’s been a really enjoyable time there but things have to come to an end and I can’t wait to get back playing games, playing for Scunthorpe and hopefully it’s a positive move.”

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