Harris earns Lions reprieve
Millwall legend signs on for further year
Last Updated: May 8, 2008 11:21am
Harris: Agreed new terms
Millwall have rewarded Neil Harris' end of season exploits with a new one-year contract.
The Den favourite was informed in February that he had no future at the club as boss Kenny Jackett set about reshaping his squad.
However, Jackett has now had a change of heart due to Harris' goalscoring exploits in helping the club to retain their League One status.
Winger Chris Hackett and striker Chris Zebroski, who has spent the season on loan with Blue Square Premier outfit Torquay, have also been offered fresh terms.
But Jackett has decided to release nine players as he prepares for his first full season in charge of the club.
Goalkeepers Chris Day and Rhys Evans, defenders Zoumana Bakayogo and Mark Phillips and strikers Tom Brighton, Gavin Grant, Andrew Callaghan, Ross Gaynor and Ryan James will all leave the club when their current deals expire in June.
In other news, Millwall coach Bobby Bacic has confirmed that defender Danny Senda will undergo surgery on his dislocated knee on Wednesday.
The 27-year-old suffered the injury during the 2-1 defeat in the Lions' last game of the season against Swindon.
Senda is now set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines, but Bacic paid tribute to how the incident was dealt with on the pitch.
"The incident was distressing for Danny, yet it was handled well by both teams," he told the club's official website.
"I asked Paul Robinson and Neil Harris to make sure our players were cleared away from Danny to prevent them from witnessing their team-mate in a distressed state with a visibly damaged knee.
"This allowed myself and the Swindon medical team to get Danny off the pitch and into the medical room. His knee was scanned and we are now going to proceed with surgery. We would like to thank Swindon Town FC and the staff at Swindon hospital for their help."