Gary Rowett is interested in a deal that would bring Scott McMann to Millwall this summer.
That’s according to a report by The Scottish Sun, who claim that the Lions, alongside Hibernian and St Johnstone, are keeping a close eye on the Hamilton Academical left-back ahead of a potential move in the upcoming transfer window.
The report goes on to claim that Millwall scouts watched McMann in action against Kilmarnock last weekend and that Rowett is keen for the 24-year-old to be part of his summer rebuild at The Den.
While it has been reported that Millwall look set to sign the Derby County left-back Scott Malone in the coming weeks, it can easily be argued that a move for McMann would nonetheless be an extremely astute move by Rowett.
Over the defender’s 36 Scottish Premiership fixtures this season, he scored one goal, registered six assists and created a whopping eight big chances for his teammates – something that is no mean feat when playing for a side that finished bottom of the league table.
McMann also impressed defensively, making an average of 1.6 interceptions, 2.2 tackles and winning 6.2 duels per game in the Scottish top flight, with these metrics resulting in the 24-year-old averaging a SofaScore match rating of 7.03 – ranking him as the club’s best performer in the league.
As such, it would appear that, if McMann were to join Millwall this summer, he would not only be capable of providing backup for Malone but would also push the 30-year-old for a starting spot in Rowett’s team, something that would undoubtedly benefit the level of performance given by both players.
Furthermore, considering the fact that Hamilton suffered relegation this season, coupled with the left-back’s modest Transfermarkt valuation of £293k, a deal for the former Scotland U17 international could be a cheap one to get over the line for the Millwall boss.
So, it would appear highly advisable for the 47-year-old to do all he can to get Millwall to land McMann – whom Brian Rice dubbed a “great talent” – this summer, as the 24-year-old would bring with him a variety of benefits at The Den.