The gap between 5th to 9th is so tight, that 0-0 against Everton really stuffed things up! Once again, your defenders deserve all the plaudits to me, and you might need to show your strikers a few videos of Teddy Sheringham or big Steve Morison and say "that's how you score goals". Just hurry up and secure Europe, gotta book the tickets!
Henry splashes cash on Austrian and Irish youngsters
2nd January 2024
Millwall have confirmed four new players arriving at the club, with two transfers amounting to just under £40million.
Austria Wien’s Justin Stach made the switch from Austria to South Bermondsey, England for an initial £15.5million, potentially rising to £30million depending on performance clauses inserted into the deal.
Stach, 18, made his breakthrough into the Austria Wien first-team this season, making four appearances in the Tipico Bundesliga, scoring one goal and winning a Man of the Match award.
Standing at 6’2”, the German centre-back poses a great blockage for attackers, particularly in the air. Tyrone Henry indicated that Stach’s arrival would be one for the first-team immediately after arrival.
Not long after, Millwall announced the arrival of 17-year-old Irish Under 21 international goalkeeper Joe Cleary from relegation-threatened Nottingham Forest.
Like Stach, Cleary made his first-team breakthrough this season at The City Ground as he forced Caoimhin Kelleher out of the starting spot to make 11 appearances in the Championship, keeping three clean sheets in the process.
Cleary signed for an initial £24million fee which could also rise to £35million depending on various performance clauses.
The youngster is expected to immediately challenge Sam Johnstone for his starting spot in the Millwall team that is currently chasing European football this season. He will take the number 53 shirt for the remainder of the season.
Millwall also announced the arrivals of two more young players, joining for a combined £1.05millon fee as Linfield’s Stephen Murray and Liverpool’s Bradley Peel joined the club on the first day of the transfer window.
James: You can forget showing them videos of Steve Morison for finishing tips! Not after this one