Date: 17th April 2015 at 9:22am
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Justin Edinburgh has said that John Marquis has been offered a new contract by parent club Millwall, so this might scupper our changes of signing our loanee on a permanent basis in the summer.

Marquis came off the bench to score his eighth goal for us in his 17th appearance when we grabbed the winner against Bradford at Valley Parade but having been destined to leave the Den when Ian Holloway was charge a change of manager might see a change of mind?

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Reports say that his replacement Neil Harris, who is initially in caretaker charge until the end of the season, is ‘closely monitoring his performances’ for Gillingham and Edinburgh knows this could throw a spanner in the works.

‘It is difficult because he is not our player but there have been talks. I think Millwall have made him a new offer of a contract.

‘When players like John Marquis come to the club and have the impact that he has, then you are going to be interested in him, there is no doubt about that.’

The 22-year-old is enjoying his football at Priestfield, is playing regularly and scoring goals too, and knows this would be the case next season too so it’s hoped this can be enough to convince him to take up our offer.

‘We have spoken to John on numerous occasions. He is comfortable here, has fitted into the group well and he has eight goals now.

‘If there is something we can do then we are trying hard to do it. When you have someone on loan, if they have a spell like he is, it becomes a different equation.’

Marquis, who has been out on loan countless times during his Millwall career, had spoken about a need to find a ‘settled home’ and appeared to suggest that his days at the Den would have to come to an end and was interested in signing for us.

Will this now change?

Quotes – Sky Sports.

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