Millwall defender set for loan exit – South London News

Millwall centre-back Alex Mitchell is set to be sent out on loan again this season.

The 20-year-old defender spent the previous campaign with Leyton Orient and made 26 appearances in League Two.

The Lions have strong competition for places in their backline with Charlie Cresswell signed on loan from Leeds United. He played on the right of a back three in last night’s friendly against Hammarby after replacing Shaun Hutchinson at half-time. Jake Cooper and Murray Wallace both played the full 90 minutes in the other central defensive spots.

“I think with Alex he will more than likely go on loan,” Millwall boss Gary Rowett told the South London Press. “We have brought Cressy in and we’ve also got Lenny [Ryan Leonard] and George Evans who can also play in a back three. We’ve got lots of options who can play in a back three, in different ways.

“Alex did really well last year. He had an operation towards the end of the season which just curtailed his finish to it but other than that he was strong.

“We’ve had a couple of good loan options for him. He’s a young centre-back and another season of football will really, really help him.

“That’s the likely outcome for that one. I spoke to Alex about it and I think we all feel at the moment it is best for him to play games and learn that way.”

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