MILLWAL manager Kenny Jackett has given Darren Ward permission to find a new club – but insists he is not forcing the veteran defender out of the club.
Ward was given the green light to open negotiations with League One club Swindon Town last week after Robins boss Paulo Di Canio made an approach.
The 33-year-old did not feature on the Lions’ teamsheet for recent fixtures at Peterborough and Sheffield Wednesday and now looks set to leave The Den before the transfer deadline next Friday.
Jackett said: “He held talks with Swindon in the middle of last week. I don’t know what the conclusion of that is as yet – I think propecia they’ll probably be talking again over the weekend.
“If he feels it’s the right move for him, then yes [he can leave]. He has been a squad player for us of late. But if he stays with us of course I’ll accept that because I respect Darren.”
Dany N’Guessan is another fringe player who looks to be on his way out of Millwall in the coming days after the Frenchman asked to be allowed to join Charlton.
But Jackett says the striker is no closer to sealing a move elsewhere, despite interest from several other clubs. He confirmed: “Nothing’s changed, but we’ll see how things develop next week.”