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Jamie Philpot on fire at Welling, does he deserve new Millwall deal?

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Jamie Philpot on fire at Welling, does he deserve new Millwall deal?

The attacker is on fire at National League North side Welling United.

Millwall are currently in fantastic form. The Lions are pushing for Premier League promotion after a sensational run of form.

Neil Harris’ side are currently 10th in the Championship, just four points off the final play-off place.

But whilst the players currently at the Den are focused on pushing for an incredible top-flight tilt, one Millwall man away from the club is in a similar position.

Jamie Philpot is currently on loan at National League North outfit Welling United. They currently sit seventh in the table, occupying the final play-off place.

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The 21-year-old has certainly played a key role in their good form.

Philpot has scored five goals in seven games for the club since joining on loan, including four goals in his last three games.

Speaking to the South London Press & Mercury this week he admitted his end goal this season was to win a new deal at Millwall:

“I’d love to stay at Millwall – the manager and boys there are fantastic…

“I’d be a little bit disappointed if I had to consider life without Millwall – I joined them when I was eight years old. But then again, football is a harsh game. Football owes you nothing…

“But I believe in myself and that hard work will gain you the rewards. Ideally, that is with Millwall, but if not then it will have to be somewhere else. I believe if I continue to work hard then anything is possible.”

The talented attacker is out of contract at the Den, but the club can exercise a one-year extension to his deal.

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The youngster appeared to have made a dream debut for Millwall back in May 2015.

Then 18-year-old, he scored with his first touch in a Millwall shirt against Wolves in the final day of the season clash. Unfortunately, the dream turned into a nightmare.

Philpot suffered a torn meniscus and it was 10 months later before he featured for the club again.

Since then, finding first-team football at Millwall has been tough and he spent the first half of this season on loan with Woking.

Now he is in fine form at Welling and, given he is a homegrown lad who has battled through injuries, deserves a new deal to try and finally make the grade at Millwall.

For now, it is a promotion battle for Philpot. But if he keeps scoring goals, his parent club will have to give him one more year.

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