Millwall Confirm Double Loan Signing On Deadline Day

Millwall has completed the loan signing of Allan Campbell from Premier League side Luton Town, with the midfielder joining for the remainder of the season, according to their official website.

Campbell makes the temporary move to The Den alongside winger Ryan Longman, who also makes the season-long loan switch to Gary Rowett’s side after joining from fellow Championship outfit Hull City.

Valuable experience

Manager Gary Rowett has now made eight signings this summer but that is likely to be the end of his dealings, as this is the second on this deadline day. Campbell established his career north of the border, playing more than 160 games for Motherwell and is a seasoned pro with experience in Europe during his time at The Steelmen.

With Luton Town, he was a regular starter after joining in 2021. He marshalled a defence that saw two playoff final wins that have seen the Hatters rise to the top flight. So, Millwall have landed a key part in a team that could well push for their own playoff push, having cruelly missed out last season.

Campbell will immediately be available for Rowett, as he gears up for a tough trip to Birmingham City this weekend.

“We’re delighted to have Allan join us. He brings with him the experience of Championship promotion with Luton,” Director of Football Operations Alex Aldridge said.

Double swoop

Joining alongside Campbell at The Den is Hull City’s versatile frontman Ryan Longman.

Longman is no stranger to South London as he had a loan spell at AFC Wimbledon, after previously being on Brighton and Hove Albion’s books. He then moved on to Hull City, where he made almost 40 appearances.

Like Campbell, Longman is available for the trip to Birmingham City tomorrow.

“Ryan is a player we know really well having tried to sign him previously, so we are very pleased to add him to our squad. His work ethic and the intensity with which he trains and plays will really suit our culture,” Aldridge told BBC Sport.

Writer’s view

Millwall have flirted with the Championship playoffs recently and could see this summer’s recruitment as the platform to take them into the promotion mix.

Campbell will bring huge experience, both on and off the pitch. Longman can play in various positions across the frontline but is a winger at best, so if he gets some good minutes on the Championship, he could prove a great asset going forward this season.

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