Millwall have signed Matt Smith from QPR for an undisclosed fee.

Smith, 30, had a year to run on his current deal in west London but new boss Mark Warburton was looking to re-vamp his squad at Loftus Road.

The striker completed a medical on Monday before Lions manager Neil Harris announced the signing the club had been linked with in the last three transfer windows.

"Matt is a player we’ve chased for a long time, someone we’ve been linked with even before my reign,” Harris told the club website.

“The reason the club has been attracted to him for some time is his style of play, he’s about the best there is out there at this level at attacking the ball aerially.

“What’s also important is that he’s a clever player.

"He might not have the pace of the likes of Jed Wallace, but he excels in the departments we’re looking for from him, he’s good with the ball at his feet and can link the play.

The former Oldham, Fulham, Leeds and Bristol striker scored 21 goals in 82 league appearances for the hoops since joining 18 months ago.

Smith was equally full of praise for Harris, who he admitted was a huge draw in his move The Den.

“I think any player will tell you that to come into an environment where the manager has a lot of faith and support in you will give you the utmost confidence," he said.

"That was probably the biggest pull factor – I have a lot of respect for the gaffer and for what he’s done, especially here at Millwall.

"I’ll certainly look to learn a lot from him and repay his faith in me.”

Harris is in need of adding fire-power to his squad following top-scorer Lee Gregory's move to Stoke and Steve Morison's loan move to Shrewsbury last week.

Tom Bradshaw and Tom Elliott are currently the only recognised forwards at The Den but it's thought Elliott would be allowed to leave should a club meet Harris's valuation of the target man.


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