Millwall boss has a loan plan as he discusses pre-season friendlies

BY RICHARD CAWLEY

richard@slpmedia.co.uk

Millwall will look to loan players to Concord Rangers again this season – with the Essex-based club also the opposition for the opening pre-season friendly.

The Lions head to Thames Road on July 6.

They have also locked in their final match before the Championship season kicks off – with Real Sociedad the visitors on July 27.

The Spanish outfit finished ninth in La Liga last season and did the double over Real Madrid.

The match is a 2pm kick off.

Millwall manager Neil Harris said: “The fixtures we’ve announced are going to be first-team fixtures.

“We’ve got some good local games we think the fans can get to and enjoy. And we’ll have some foreign opposition – we’ll play a top, top European side while we’re in Portugal [a warm weather training camp] and we’ll play an English side out there.

“They’ll be tough games for the players.

“We are going to Concord this year because we feel it is a club we can have a tie-in with. We loaned players to them last season and want to continue loaning players to for their development.

“The games that will be added will be Kevin Nugent’s U23 games. There are games we need to add contractually with players we’ve taken and deals in place.

“There might be one or two other local games arranged.”

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