English League 2

Harris calls time on career

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Fri, 21 Jun 2013 17:56:00

Barry Fry has confirmed that Millwall have made an enquiry about Peterborough United striker Tyrone Barnett.

Barnett signed for the Posh in a £1.1million deal but had a falling out with manager Darren Ferguson early last season and was subsequently loaned out to Ipswich Town.

Director of football Fry has revealed that he has spoken to Millwall's representatives about the possibility of a move but no formal bid has yet been lodged.

"I've spoken to Millwall manager Steve Lomas and to their chief executive Andy Ambler, but it's only gone as far as an enquiry," he told the Peterborough Telegraph.

"There hasn't been a bid yet, but they are interested."

The 35-year-old, who had one year remaining on his contract at Roots Hall, has hung up his boots due to a persistent knee injury and has been linked with a coaching role at former club Millwall.

He told the Shrimpers' website: "I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Southend United and realised a boyhood dream by playing for the club I used to watch from the North Bank.

"I enjoyed every minute of my time at Roots Hall but unfortunately due to injury I have had to end what has been a very enjoyable career. I am now looking ahead to the future and the rest of my life."

New Millwall boss Steve Lomas is currently deciding on his backroom staff and could turn to club legend Harris, who scored 138 goals in two spells at The Den.

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