Juan for the Lions?

Last updated : 18 July 2003 By Neil Andrews

Juan - Maldonado Duart
Arsenal left back Maldonado Duarte, otherwise known as 'Juan',
was a surprise inclusion in the Lions starting line-up against Gravesend & Northfleet on Thursday night.

The Brazilian was given permission to play for Millwall in their opening pre-season friendly by the Gunners with a view to a possible loan move.

"Juan has come highly recommended from Liam Brady in particular", explained Lions boss Mark McGhee. "We've been having a look at him in training this week and are trying to see where he might fit in with us, as a left back, a wing back or as a winger.

"It's well documented that we're looking for a left-sided player and we'll see if Juan fits the bill."