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Millen firm on loan moves

Bristol City boss keen for players to get more game time

Last Updated: 15/09/11 7:58pm

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Millen: Wants players that are on the fringes of the team to experience more regular football

Millen: Wants players that are on the fringes of the team to experience more regular football

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Bristol City boss Keith Millen has expressed disappointment over players refusing to go out on loan, maintaining the decision is not for financial gain.

Marlon Jackson and Lee Johnson have both agreed short-term moves, to Northampton and Chesterfield respectively, but there are players who have turned down the opportunity for a switch.

And despite pressure to reduce wage bills and cut numbers in the squad, Millen insists loan moves merely give players the chance to gain more regular match action.

Millen told the Bristol Evening Post: "This isn't about financial gain. We are keen to get those players who aren't involved in and around the first-team squad out to play matches.

"They're professional footballers and some need to go out and gain regular match action, but ultimately we can't make anyone go.

"It also puts them in the shop window, if their future lies elsewhere. Lee and Marlon agreed to go out on loan but others who had the opportunity to move on loan this week have turned it down."

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