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David Forde to open Millwall talks

5 May 2014

Millwall goalkeeper David Forde is poised to open contract talks with the club after securing their Championship survival.

Republic of Ireland international Forde made a string of fine saves as Ian Holloway's side grabbed the 1-0 win over Bournemouth they needed to ensure they avoided the drop.

Forde is out of contract in the summer but the 34-year-old admits he would be happy to stay at The Den.

"My contract finishes so we will have to have a chat with the chairman and the manager to see where we're at," he said.

"We had briefly spoken and the aim since Ian came in was to get safe and then we would talk.

"We didn't want it to take this long but the aim was to stay in this division and then chat, so we will see what happens.

"I've been here for six years and played nearly 300 games, so the club means a lot to me and it was very emotional for me coming off the pitch.

"Hopefully we can get something sorted but we'll wait and see. Of course I want to stay. Under Ian Holloway, the future is bright and he can be very successful here."

Forde and chairman John Berylson puffed celebratory cigars on the pitch after the match and boss Holloway hopes the keeper's obvious affection for the club will ensure he stays in south London.

"I imagine lots of people will want him but the great thing is that he cares about the place, which might give me a chance," said Holloway.

"But if it's down to money he'll probably go somewhere else - I'm just being honest."

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