Alex Pearce will captain Millwall this season.

Lions boss Neil Harris has given the armband to the 30-year-old defender, succeeding Steve Morison following his loan departure to Shrewsbury.

Pearce arrived on loan in January from Derby and established himself in the side that narrowly avoided relegation from the Championship.

Having worn the armband on several occasions last season, Pearce was the stand-out contender for the role.

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The Irishman was the club’s first permanent signing of the summer as Harris looked to re-vamp a squad that flirted with the drop for the majority of last season.

Pearce made 15 appearances for the Lions in all competitions during his loan spell, scoring once in the FA Cup fourth round penalty defeat by Brighton.

"This is a great club - a club that is moving in the right direction,” he told Millwall Official.

"The mood is extremely positive.

“I'm not just saying that - honestly it is.

"I like to think we'll be fit this year based on the training we've been doing and I'm very excited for the season ahead."

The news of his captaincy was announced by the club from their pre-season training camp in Portugal.

As part of the initiation to the club, as is customary the new signings, Pearce, Frankie Fielding, Connor Mahoney and Matt Smith put their vocal talents to the test.


Millwall’s faithful were all in agreement regarding the captaincy announcement, seeing Pearce as the stand-out contender following his impressive displays over the last six-months.

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