Millwall manager Gary Rowett has dismissed reports suggesting his side could make a move for Derby County left-back Max Lowe, South London Press report.

The Lions have been busy this summer as they seek to strengthen their squad.

Troy Parrott has arrived on loan from Tottenham Hotspur. And, the latest talk suggested Derby left-back Max Lowe could also be a summer target for the Lions.

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Rowett, however, has rubbished the links as he doesn’t envisage Derby moving him on.

I’m not quite sure where that is being driven from. He is a young player at Derby and they had a lot of them in the team last season. I don’t envisage he is one they’d let out at the minute. It’s a bit of a non-story, that.

Similar to Mason Bennett, Rowett will know all about Lowe’s qualities having managed the player during his 15-month spell in charge of the Rams despite not featuring often.

But Lowe has now grown into a first-team player under manager Phillip Cocu.

 

The 23-year-old who came through Derby’s academy made 24 Championship starts this past season as he was often rotated with fellow left-back Craig Forsyth.

Cocu has made it a key part of his strategy to implement young players at Pride Park.

(Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images).

Lowe, Jayden Bogle, Max Bird and Jason Knight all regularly featured while Louie Sibley, Morgan Whittaker and Lee Buchanan broke through in the latter stages of the campaign.

Forsyth, 31, sees his new contract expire next summer. With Scott Malone out of favour, Lowe is Derby’s long-term left-back option and he will improve further.

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