Millwall manager Harris reacts to Nelson’s Tranmere loan – and explains how time ran out for Swindon return

BY RICHARD CAWLEY

Millwall manager Neil Harris reckons Sid Nelson has made the right choice joining Tranmere Rovers on loan.

The 23-year-old centre-back spent the first half of the campaign with Swindon Town.

But the Robins could not agree a permanent deal for Nelson, whose contract is due to expire in the summer.

Swindon’s manager Richie Wellens has admitted that the centre-back will remain a target.

“We’ll re-visit him in the summer,” he told the Swindon Advertiser. “I’ve made no secret of the fact I like him as a lad – his improvement in the six or seven games that he played for me was very good.”
Nelson missed out on a Tranmere debut on Saturday as their game at Port Vale was called off.

“Sid had an excellent loan spell down at Swindon,” said Harris. “I saw him a few times myself and he thoroughly enjoyed himself.

“I thought a deal might have happened in January at Swindon but it didn’t materialise for various reasons.

“There had been a lot of toing and froing with Swindon in the last few weeks and it got to the stage where we couldn’t wait any longer.

“There were a lot of clubs who wanted to take Sid on because of how he did in the first half of the season. It was a great position to be in, being able to cherry pick where Sid would go.

“Tranmere are a big team in that division [League Two] and are pushing for the play-offs. It’s a good move for him. Working with Micky Mellon and Michael Jackson will be really beneficial. It’s a change of location, which is character-building as he is away from home.”

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