Hooiveld joins Millwall on loan

By SFC Media Mon 26 Jan Club

Jos Hooiveld has joined Sky Bet Championship side Millwall on loan until the end of the season, Southampton Football Club can confirm.

The defender, who joined Norwich City on a temporary deal in September, has mutually agreed to leave the Carrow Road club to link up with Ian Holloway’s Lions for the rest of the campaign.

Hooiveld joined Southampton on transfer deadline day in August 2011 and went on to play a crucial role in the side’s promotion to the Premier League. 

He made 41 appearances during his first season at St Mary’s and scored in the win against Coventry City that sealed promotion back to the top flight.

The 31-year-old Dutchman played 28 times for Saints during the club’s first season back in the Premier League, including in memorable home victories against Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea.

His opportunities were limited last season, and after joining Norwich in the summer, he made six appearances in the Championship before making the decision to move on.

Hooiveld joins the Lions as they look to secure survival in the second tier. Holloway’s side currently sit 22nd, three points adrift of safety with 20 games of the season left to play.

Everyone connected with the club wishes Jos the very best during his time with Millwall.

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