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Shittu: Millwall players have put Den anxieties behind them

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DANNY Shittu says Millwall are no longer anxious about playing at The Den.

The Lions, who welcome Championship leaders Burnley to SE16 this Saturday, are unbeaten in their last three matches on home soil.

Prior to back-to-back victories over Blackpool and Leeds and the draw against QPR, Millwall had lost ten out of 13 league games in front of their own fans.

But Shittu said: "It was difficult at the beginning of the season but we all look forward to playing at The Den now.

"It is great knowing that the fans are right behind us at home because they are our 12th man. They can really affect the away team too."

Manager Steve Lomas added: "There was probably a little bit of anxiety in our first couple of game at The Den but that was because we weren't taking our chances.

"Maybe there was a bit of a hangover from last year, I don't know. But wins and results have bred confidence."

Shittu hopes performances at home will continue to improve as Millwall adjust to a new way of playing under Lomas.

"It's not just a new style, we're adapting to a different type of player as well," he said. "Last year we had Darius Henderson and Chris Wood up front, tall target men who won a lot in the air, whereas now we have smaller guys like Scott McDonald and Martyn Waghorn.

"We have to play more passes and let our midfielders get more involved in the play. We're still adjusting to it but I think it's starting to come together now."

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

24 thoughts on “Shittu: Millwall players have put Den anxieties behind them

  • October 30, 2013 at 17:28
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    You've been our worst player this season danny boy so sort your own anxietys out!!

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    • October 30, 2013 at 17:48
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      @dpendet: why so Nasty to Danny ok not been on best of form but one of ours making positive noises first comment on here slagging him off not really fair IMO

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  • October 30, 2013 at 17:54
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    @millwalldave I want what's best for mfc not what's best for danny shittu so if u feel I'm been harsh.tough!!!

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  • October 30, 2013 at 18:03
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    DEAR DANNY I LIKE YOUR POSITIVE THOUGHTS.BUT! YOU KNOW YOUR PERFORMANCES THUS FAR HAVE NOT BEEN ANY WHERE NEAR LAST SEASON. STILL THINK U GOT IT IN YER LOCKER SO SHOW US! CMON U LIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • October 30, 2013 at 18:23
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    Shittu-If you tried to play it out of the defence on the ground, lost 20 lbs and improved your turning circle -which presently is akin to a cement truck- I'd be interested in your overview of the season so far. But you don't and you haven't.
    I suggest you address your own shortfalls before commenting on the defence and midfield in general.

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  • October 30, 2013 at 18:33
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    The anxiety will reduce even further when Beevers gets his place back alongside Robbo............

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    • October 30, 2013 at 18:45
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      Got that right. Hopefully Beevers will be back in a week.

      @Block 8:

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    • October 30, 2013 at 19:54
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      @Block 8: Ha ha ha. Quality post B8.

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  • October 30, 2013 at 19:36
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    Danny did not have a bad game against Reading or QPR, give the guy a break he has his heart at Millwall, it's time we did what the team are doing now pulling together and working hard to turn everything around. Keep up the positive attitude and workrate Danny.

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    • October 31, 2013 at 00:33
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      @Peckhamlad: Shittu was a rock last season, a season that in hindsight was poor. He seems a bit lumpy and exposed this season, as does Robbo. Lowry and Beevers should at least get a go at it.

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      • October 31, 2013 at 12:23
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        Problem is that this season he is the size of a rock and has about as much mobility.

        @JonnyBanks:

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        • October 31, 2013 at 17:52
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          @NICKOLA:
          Shittu was great last season and covered for the absent Robbo. Now Robbo's back , Shittu seems to have taken a back seat. He does however seem heavier than ever and less mobile. Quite honestly , I've seen milk turn quicker !

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  • October 30, 2013 at 20:57
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    he's a good defender its just you all think he's gonna have a worldy every single game...he needs a good run of games with the same centre half next to him and a raging crowd behind him...lets all rip into alan dunne coz he's the 1 making the team have a mathmatical disadvantage on the field so often lol

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    • October 31, 2013 at 01:12
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      @HERMAN: Speak for yourself, I'd never think that Shittu would have a 'worldy' in any game.

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  • October 30, 2013 at 22:00
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    Ironic your comments fellers, Danny talking about the team getting their confidence back at The Den and the boo boys stick the boot in.

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  • October 30, 2013 at 22:01
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    Ironic your comments fellers, Danny talking about the team getting their confidence back at The Den and you stick the boot in.

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  • October 30, 2013 at 22:01
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    Ironic your comments fellers, Danny talking about the team getting their confidence back at The Den and you put the boot in.

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  • October 30, 2013 at 22:02
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    Ironic your comments, Danny talking about the team getting their confidence back and you put the boot in.

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  • October 30, 2013 at 22:19
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    Is there an echo in here?

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    • October 30, 2013 at 22:25
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      @glyngo: Is there an echo in here?

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  • October 30, 2013 at 22:20
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    Dan Shittu is not playing well enough to hold down a place, but he is improving, which begs the question, how did he come out of a full pre-season in such woefull form? He can still do a job at this level, but Robbo and Beevers are my first choice CB pairing in this squad.

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  • October 30, 2013 at 22:30
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    I seem to think the fans were behind the team against Derby in the 1-5 loss and have been over the past 3 home games but the team shouldn't runaway with the idea that it's just the fans. The team were awful in the other home games and they have only just begun to come good and show some consistency. The fans may well be the 12th man but the other 11 must take responsibility.

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  • October 31, 2013 at 10:49
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    Just 2 clean sheets all season I am perplexed as to why Shane Lowry isn't given a go at CB. That would leave us with a left-footed and right-footed (robbo) center back. Lowry has been decent in a makeshift position so he must be alright at cb - it's his natural bloody position!

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    • October 31, 2013 at 11:11
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      You've echoed such suggestions on here countless times.
      Obviously Lomas doesn't agree with any of us.

      @harryfabian:

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