Alex Pearce is the leading contender for the Millwall captaincy if manager Neil Harris’s latest comments are to go by.

Steve Morison skippered the side the last two season’s but his departure to Shrewsbury Town last week has made the armband available.

Shaun Hutchinson wore the armband when Morison didn’t feature last season, whilst Shaun Williams and Ryan Leonard also took the role when Hutchinson was injured.

Alex Pearce, whose loan-arrival in January was made permanent this summer, also took the role for the majority of the last six-month and the former Derby man is expected to continue that role going in to the new season.


Despite admitting a decision on the captaincy was ‘pending,’ the Millwall boss lauded the defender.

“Alex Pearce is certainly a born leader,” Harris told News At Den.

“Around Alex we’ve got some really good young players coming through.

“What you have to do with the captaincy is give people responsibility but you have to make sure you don’t burden people. I think that’s key.

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“Younger players like Ben [Thompson], who’s Millwall through and through, like Jed [Wallace], who’s a real vocal person and demands from people around him, Coops [Jake Cooper] is really developing, you can’t burden young players too soon.

“You sometimes give them a taste of it and give them some responsibility within the group. But I’ll be taking my time, thinking about players coming in as well, what characters we’ve got.

“What I will say is Alex Pearce is a natural leader.”


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