Millwall are prepared to let wide-man Lee Martin leave on loan in order to play regular first-team football. Manager Neil Harris confirmed to South London Today that they will listen to offers for the former Manchester United youngster.
28-year-old Martin has found it somewhat difficult to command a place in Harris’ team in recent times. It would appear that Millwall have shown more preference for youth, meaning the left-footer has been restricted to less than three hours of football in League One this season. Players such as Fred Onyedinma and Aiden O’Brien have been given the nod in positions that Martin would ideally like to play.
The last time he featured at any level for the club was in November during an Under-21 game against their counterparts from Crystal Palace. This was a game they won 5-1, and Martin scored twice. Nevertheless, Harris believes it is only right that he allows Martin to move away on a temporary deal to build up some form,
“Lee is looking to move on and play football elsewhere.
At the moment, players are in front of him, some of them youngsters who are coming through.
He has been terrific for me this season – outstanding, training-wise and attitude-wise. He is a top player and a good pro. He started the season in the team but has not had a huge number of opportunities for the last couple of months to force his way into the first-team fold.
We all think it is best if he looks for a chance somewhere else. I appreciate his need to play consistently.”
Martin is certainly no stranger to a loan move in his playing career. The next move, should it happen, would be his eight loan transfer so far. The list of clubs he has played for on loan are Royal Antwerp, Rangers, Stoke City, Plymouth Argyle, Sheffield United, Nottingham Forest and Charlton Athletic.