Salford City have signed Millwall striker Tom Elliott on a two-and-a-half-year deal as announced by their official club website.
The 29-year-old has struggled for game time at the Den this season, making only one appearance in the Championship. They chose to release him from his contract to allow him to join the League Two new boys.
The writing may have been on the wall for the forward in the summer after he came close to joining Ipswich Town. The potential loan deal was put on hold after a medical discovered that a hamstring injury he suffered at the start of pre-season would take longer to heal than first hoped.
Then Millwall boss Neil Harris confirmed he would still be allowed to leave the club, if the move was right, but instead he stayed put. However, he fell down the pecking order at Millwall following the summer arrivals of Jon Dadi Bodvarsson and Matt Smith.
The former Leeds, Cambridge and AFC Wimbledon forward was entering the final year of his contract with the Lions and scored seven league goals in 57 league appearances.
Whilst dropping out of the Championship and into League Two could be classed as a risk, he’s certainly going with the blessing of these Millwall supporters, with some who seem to rate the 6ft 4in striker and others who feel perhaps he didn’t contribute as much as they’d like.
There goes our playoff chances. What a joke.
— Bill Montgomery (@bmonty_) January 9, 2020
All the best to him just didn’t work out
— Lucas McGregor (@Lucas_McGregor) January 9, 2020
One of the worst players ever to play for Millwall. He should have gone ages ago.
— Magoo (@spaceritual666) January 9, 2020
Say what you want about him as a footballer but he’s a great guy and a great professional.
— Spencer Sweetman (@SpencerSweetman) January 9, 2020
Great signing for league two Salford!! Laters
— gruby (@gruby56949298) January 9, 2020
He’s gonna tear league two up no doubt
— Billy Costello (@billr9_) January 9, 2020
Not good enough, but no bad feelings! Bye Tom
— Scott Martin (@ScottMartin1391) January 9, 2020
Shame. Really wanted him to do well but he frustrated the hell out of me. Always did well playing away from home but never produced the goods down the Den. Good luck Tom for the future
— Yvonne M (@YvonneM28) January 9, 2020