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Republic of Ireland's David Forde. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE

Republic of Ireland's David Forde. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE

Republic of Ireland's David Forde. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE

DAVID FORDE says he is still waiting for an improved contract offer from Millwall before making a decision on his future.

The Ireland first-choice goalkeeper (below) is out of contract with the Lions at the end of this season and his form at international level has seen the Galway native linked with a move away, with Celtic an option if the Bhoys sell Fraser Forster in the summer.

"I haven't spoken to anyone for a long time now so I don't really know what's going on. Nothing has come back to me for quite a while," says Forde.

"The manager did say that he would like to get me signed up, but as far as actual terms go, it's been quiet.

"The club did make an offer before Christmas but it wasn't what I was looking for and I haven't heard anything since.

"I'm just waiting to hear from the club again.

"I'm still very open and if the terms are right, I can see myself signing. But if not, we'll have to wait and see.

"I've had a lot of agents talking to me, claiming to be acting on the behalf of other clubs, so I suppose it's a waiting game now to see what develops."

The Lions will have to cope without Forde again for tomorrow's league clash with Burnley. He has missed the club's last two games due to a thigh strain.

Boss Ian Holloway said: "Fordey is 90pc there now, but he's still feeling a slight niggle."


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