Old Wanderer Fred is back in the Lions’ Den
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MILLWALL manager Neil Harris was pleased with how Fred Onyedinma developed during his loan spell at Wycombe Wanderers.
Last season, the 18-year-old joined the Chairboys in November and, over the course of 25 games, scored eight goals including a brace against Stevenage.
The pacy forward is in line to be a regular starter at The Den this season and would have featured under the new Lions boss had he been available to him in their unsuccessful battle to stay in the Championship.
Harris said: “It was a great opportunity to get some minutes and I’d loved to have had him for the run in at the end of the season, but it wasn’t to be.
“To play those games in professional football, it’s a massive experience for any player, especially one at the age of 18.
“For any player, however experienced, the more bigger games you play helps your ability and mindset.”
Onyedinma is not the finished article yet and Harris is keen for him to develop as a player to give himself, and Millwall, the best chance of winning promotion back to the Championship.
He added: “He’s still the Fred that left us during last season in that he’s quick, direct and a threat but he still has a lot to learn and we’re going to help him. He gives us an option to carry the ball up the pitch and is a handful for defenders.”
Boss Gareth Ainsworth has no doubt that Onyedinma is going
BIG FUTURE: (Above) Fred Onyedinma in action for Wycombe Wanderers last season; (left) Millwall boss Neil Harris is happy at his player’s development while under Gareth Ainsworth (far right) to have a big future in the game.
He said after the double against Stevenage in February: “Fred is a threat in League Two with his pace and strength.
“He’s got a big career ahead of him.”