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DEFENDER JOINS ON LOAN

4 March 2013

Young Millwall man signs, whilst Harris arrives as assistant manager

Highly-rated Millwall defender Jake Goodman has joined the Hatters on loan for the rest of the season.

The 19-year-old, who is capable of playing at right-back or in central defence, signed a professional contract with the Lions in the summer and was an unused substitute during their 3-0 FA Cup victory over the Town last month.

Although he has yet to taste his senior debut for the London club, Goodman will go straight into the Town’s squad to face Nuneaton Town on Tuesday night.

He will wear squad number 30.

Town boss John Still confirmed the centre-half will feature against Nuneaton, with Janos Kovacs ruled out with a hamstring injury sustained in Saturday’s 1-0 win at Stockport.

Talking at his pre-match press conference Still said: “Jake Goodman will play tomorrow because Janos is injured. 

“We’re very fortunate to bring him in. Kenny Jackett and Scott Fitzgerald have been very to kind to let me take him until the end of the season so we have a bit of competition in the centre-back position. 

“I’ve seen quite a bit of Jake and I like him. Millwall like him. In fairness when I asked about him I didn’t think I’d get him. 

“He’s got a bit of pace, he’s mobile, he can head it, he’s got a great attitude, he’s young, hungry and enthusiastic."

Meanwhile, the Club can also confirm the arrival of Terry Harris, who joins the Hatters’ back-room staff as assistant manager.

Harris had been at Dagenham & Redbridge since 1999, helping firstly Garry Hill and then current Town boss John Still at Victoria Road.

As a player, Terry played for many of the big names in semi-pro football in the South East, including Sutton United, Dartford, Enfield and Chelmsford City, but he will long be remembered by Dagenham fans for scoring the Daggers' goal in the 1977 FA Trophy Final against Scarborough.

After retiring from playing, Terry went into coaching and coached at both Dartford, Enfield and St Albans City.

Alan Neilson will assume the role of first team coach.

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