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Millwall boss not getting carried away after Gillingham win

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© Brian Tonks

STEVE Lomas was keeping his feet firmly on the ground after Millwall's best performance of pre-season in a 3-1 win over Gillingham.

The Lions raced into a three-goal lead inside the opening half an hour at the Priestfield Stadium courtesy of Steve Morison's brace and Andy Keogh's header.

The standard of Millwall's attacking play was far superior to that on show against Brentford in midweek, but Lomas was reluctant to single out any of his players for special praise.

When asked about the partnership between Keogh and Morison, Lomas said:  "The two boys that replaced them linked up well too – but for the woodwork and two or three great saves, Dany N'Guessan and Jermaine Easter would have got the goals their workrate deserved.

"It was good for some of the lads to get 60 minutes, and others 30, so we'll look at the Bromley game on Tuesday and see if we play a couple in that. Our passing was much generic lexapro works just as well better and we were positive.

"We're happy with the result but all that matters is on August 3 against Yeovil."

Richard Chaplow made his first appearance in a Lions shirt since completing his move from Southampton but Lomas says the 28-year-old is still slightly behind in terms of his fitness.

"Rich is a quality player that has two promotions under his belt in the last three years," Lomas said. "He needs to get up to speed but his run out  will do him the world of good."

Lomas, who signed Nicky Bailey on Friday, remains on the lookout for new additions but has thanked the club for their backing in the  transfer market to date.

"I still think there is probably a bit to go," he said. "The board and the chairman have been receptive to my ideas – it's up to me to put forward what we need and hopefully they can make it happen. They've been very good so far with me."

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

17 thoughts on “Millwall boss not getting carried away after Gillingham win

  • July 20, 2013 at 17:42
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    Magic! The Lomas effect is rubbing off on the players. He seems to be instilling a lot of confidence in the side and wants to build a good team spirit. As he rightly said both sets of forwards performed well and Easter and N'Guessan were unlucky not to add to the score line. I am looking forward to watching the team for the first time at next weeks testimonial.

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    • July 20, 2013 at 20:59
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      @Peckhamlad: how did DNG play? I can't see me forgiving him any time soon but was it a performance to be proud of?

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      • July 20, 2013 at 22:28
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        @glyngo: Extremely well by all accounts and he never trained most of the week after being at the birth of his child in Paris.

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  • July 20, 2013 at 18:03
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    Obviously, the real business has not started, but SL has impressed me so far, even without today's result. Results in friendlies are by and large unimportant. I was a big fan of KJ and was sad to see him go but SL does seem to be building up a momentum that, I now see, was sadly missing last year. He also seems to have tapped into what us fans want to see from our team. His signings have been good Millwall signings and he seems to talk sense. Early days but keep up the good work Stevie.

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  • July 20, 2013 at 18:07
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    Not related but do not let lowrey go

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  • July 20, 2013 at 18:16
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    Keep Lowry...but Malone on today's performance will give Lowry and shorey a run for their money...hopefully they won't dope test him...different player...needs to sort his haircut out though 😀

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    • July 20, 2013 at 21:01
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      @millwallphil: i have big hopes for Malone, that lad has potential and with the right development could be a better LB than Lowry.

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  • July 20, 2013 at 18:57
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    Heard a rumour that McDonald has left 'boro after reaching a release agreement (he wasn't in their squad today) and is expected to sign for Millwall???

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  • July 20, 2013 at 19:17
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    If we can get McDonald on free transfer he is probably worth the salary he would want. That would give us a strike force of Morison, McDonald, Keogh, and Easter. If we can afford it perhaps add Richardson and Shorey as attacking full backs and we won't need any further additions. We are stuck with a lot of deadwood but perhaps we can loan them out to lower league teams like we did with Mildenhall, McKandawire,Racon and Batt last season until their contracts expire.

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    • July 20, 2013 at 19:26
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      @denslions: I agree, if we can get him for £15k a week (apparently he was on £30k at 'boro), could be a good signing . Waghorn and Davies are young and could improve further though. Looks like SL wants to sign Shorey.

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  • July 20, 2013 at 22:15
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    You lot are so fickle; s*** Malone off all season then he has one decent game and you all live him.

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  • July 20, 2013 at 22:46
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    I always rated Malone. He was left out in the cold by Jackett. He is only 22 and will only get better.

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  • July 20, 2013 at 23:54
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    His defensive play is suspect, i stand by that but if he can stop getting caught out position he can develop into a fine attacking LB.

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  • July 21, 2013 at 03:11
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    Malone is a player who could really flourish in the change in management, he was a player that I highly rated at Bournemouth and I think could improve vastly this season. I'm finding it really hard to believe that McDonald is within the clubs salary range but if so then... Wow. What a team we'll have for the coming season.

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  • July 21, 2013 at 09:21
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    Where did he get his haircut !?
    Did they not have a mirror ?
    Looks like Jason Lee...foe all those younger fans,here we go....he's got a pineapple in his head he's got a pineapple on his head..you get the drift..probably why Jackett didn't play him. Malone dud look a bit stockier..might have a gem within COYL

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  • July 21, 2013 at 11:29
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    Gents,
    Considering the amount that Lowry gets suspended we need to ensure that we have 2 replacement left backs at all times. Wouldn't want Lowry to play any other way though!!

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