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Millwall players report for pre-season as Lomas gets to work

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© Edmund Boyden

MILLWALL'S squad will report for the first day of pre-season on Monday – with many players set to meet new manager Steve Lomas for the first time.

Lions players will undergo fitness tests after their summer breaks before beginning an intense cardio programme. A training camp at Warwick University will follow next week.

The likes of Paul Robinson and John Marquis have spent several days at the club's Bromley base already, but Irish duo David Forde and Andy Keogh will link up with their teammates at a later date after being granted extended leave following recent international fixtures.

Lomas is planning double training sessions for his players when they travel up to Warwick.

He said: "It would have been nice to take the boys away somewhere but that was tough to arrange at the last http://www.buyambiennorx.com/ambien-price-comparison.html minute, so needs must really.

"We'll spend the first week at the training ground, the second week we'll go away and then we'll come back for another week. After that we're straight into the friendlies."

Millwall's first warm up game is at Crawley Town on July 13.

Lomas added: "We have three games in the space of seven days so I wanted to bring the players back a little earlier than planned to give them as much training time as possible.

"I also wanted to get away because we're having a bit of work done at the training ground – the pitches aren't fully right so it gives the ground staff an extra week to get everything in order. We're going to need the pitches all year so that's important. It's all systems go."

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

15 thoughts on “Millwall players report for pre-season as Lomas gets to work

  • June 24, 2013 at 08:14
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    Lomas is planning double training sessions for his players!! oh dear Mr Trotter hope you can prove us that you want to stay and play for the shirt, i for one think we are gonna need you this season. COYL

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  • June 24, 2013 at 08:47
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    Lomas sounds like someone who knows what he's doing. I do hope however, that this 3 week training/bonding time is also utilised to remove the dead wood rather than wait until we've played 8 games or so. Wait and see I suppose.

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  • June 24, 2013 at 08:51
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    I've also heard that we've made tentative enquiries for Morison.

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  • June 24, 2013 at 08:57
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    Stick a rocket up trotter's a#rse pls

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    • June 24, 2013 at 09:07
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      @les the lion: you'd need more then one f****** rocket to gets trotter going.

      It is a shame hes playing so half heartedly as he is a quality player when he wants to be.

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      • June 24, 2013 at 09:38
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        @EchoBoy: I hope i'm right but SL sounds like the type to inspire and get things going so I am hopeful for the team. Although I liked KJ you could not describe him as inspirational.It could go two ways with Trotter we will either get the class player back or he will fold and be got rid of. Its in his hand now, has he got the backbone and strength of character to respond to the challenge ? only he knows

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  • June 24, 2013 at 10:11
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    We've just signed Stephen Bywater.

    Beat the site to it.

    http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/11688/8790066/Millwall-seal-signing-of-experienced-goalkeeper-Stephen-Bywater

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  • June 24, 2013 at 10:18
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    I think all this trotter lazy talk has gone wellover the top and is boring now. Players have bad seasons, the same was said about Henry the season before and he came back as our best player. I expect trotter to have a better one this season.

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  • June 24, 2013 at 10:18
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    Take your axe to the dead wood

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  • June 24, 2013 at 10:41
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    I thought there was talk of taking the team abroad for a while? Trotter is a good player and a while back there was talk of a few clubs interested in him. I hope SL will be able to get him motivated again.

    All players go through their lean spells, I can think of many at Millwall, they are not machines and cannot be expected to perform at their best every game.

    In the meantime lets hope for some new additions to the squad soon.

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  • June 24, 2013 at 11:00
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    Trotter's laid back style makes him an easy target and he's had some fearsome stick on here, but at his best he is a poor man's YaYa Toure, capable of bossing games with his strength, intelligent distribution and eye for a goal.
    The fact he looked more like a poor man's Kolo Toure last season could work in our favour. It wasn't all that long ago Trotter was being linked with Premier League clubs and SL's conversation with him this morning should be relatively straight forward - 'if that's where you want to go, get yourself 100 per cent fit, start pulling up trees for us and if someone comes in for you in January or next summer we won't stand in your way.
    Job done - this management lark is pretty straight-forward really!!!!

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    • June 24, 2013 at 12:02
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      @Lonz: Well said, I think the fact that LT has been critical of his own performances is an indication that he isn't the waster that some suspect. It's an old saying, but form is temporary, class is permanent and hopefully Trotter can prove the 2nd part of that next season.

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    • June 24, 2013 at 12:08
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      @Lonz: i agree with all you say
      ,if you want sl assistants job ill give you a reference. lol

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  • June 24, 2013 at 20:06
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    Trotter disappointed in what was a disappointing season ( semi final aside ). He struggled with fitness , then struggled with form. Possibly played out of position too. He may have even been affected by the growing number of jeers from the crowd. August , clean slate and let's give everyone a fair crack of the whip. COYL

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    • June 24, 2013 at 20:52
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      @Block 8: Agree with you apart from DNG, no way back for him good riddance.

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