Millwall have officially confirmed the signing of Reading fullback Shaun Cummings, with the Londoner putting pen to paper on a two and a half year deal.
NEWS | #Millwall have signed right-back Shaun Cummings from @ReadingFC on a two-and-a-half-year deal pic.twitter.com/Fxfx7NnONv— Millwall FC (@MillwallFC) January 12, 2015
The 25-year-old was out of contract in the summer, and with fellow right-backs Stephen Kelly and Chris Gunter appearing to be ahead in the pecking order, a move made sense for both parties.
Cummings, who is from nearby Hammersmith in London, was reported to have undergone a medical earlier today according to Southwark News' Chief Sports Reporter Alex Aldridge.
#readingfc right back Shaun Cummings having a medical at #millwall today— Alex Aldridge (@accordingtoaldo) January 12, 2015
The ex-Chelsea full-back will be fondly remembered for his time in Berkshire, turning from an incomplete Brendan Rodgers signing to a first-choice Championship-winning right-back under Brian McDermott. But, with Lions boss Ian Holloway needing to act quickly to save his 21st-placed side's season, it seems the promise of first-team football was enough to tempt Cummings to The Den.
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