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Millwall caretakers do not expect to make January signings

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NEIL Harris and Scott Fitzgerald do not expect to be responsible for the buying and selling of players during the January transfer window.

The caretaker duo took charge of their second Millwall match on Wednesday, a 3-1 home defeat to Leicester City.

Asked afterwards whether they will be able to strengthen the squad during their time as interim bosses, Harris said:

"We wouldn't be doing our jobs properly if we weren't looking at areas of the squad that we think need strengthening, but are we going to do anything tomorrow?

"No – that isn't down to Scott and I. Mick Harford, who is our head of recruitment, is being diligent, seeing what's needed and having some ideas in place for the new manager.

"Who comes in or goes out will be down to him. We'll have our own opinions and a strategy ready to go, rather being in the cold, but the new manager will make the decisions."

Despite losing to the table-topping Foxes on New Year's Day, midfielder Richard Chaplow, who scored Millwall's goal, is staying upbeat.

"I think we gave a good account of ourselves," he said. "Our final ball in the final third was probably lacking a little bit – if we'd got that right, we could have run out winners.

"At 2-1, we were throwing the kitchen sink at them and it was one of those where you either equalise or concede a third on the counter, albeit off the back of a push on Lee Martin.

"There were a lot of positives from the performance and if we continue to play like that, we'll pick up more than enough points.

"The first goal killed us a little bit because it was the first home game after Steve Lomas had been sacked and obviously the fans were all behind us looking forward to a fresh start.

"To concede after six minutes put a bit of a downer on it. I thought the way we responded and played after that warranted a goal and we deserved to be level by half time.

"But we did the same again at the start of the second half which was like shooting ourselves in the foot.

"Neil and Scott are a very positive pair. They know the club and what the fans want. At Doncaster we probably didn't play as well as we did against Leicester, but I think they were two better performances.

"We've been slightly more attacking and the lads are relishing it."

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

20 thoughts on “Millwall caretakers do not expect to make January signings

  • January 3, 2014 at 13:54
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    Cant see why not everyone else has wasted the clubs money recently so why not Bomber and the Great Gatsby why we are waiting for the new man to be named, it will keep people posting on NAD untill then at least.

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  • January 3, 2014 at 14:03
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    Not having a dig at Bomber, but my reaction to what he said.
    "We wouldn't be doing our jobs properly if we weren't looking at areas of the squad that we think need strengthening, but are we going to do anything tomorrow?"
    What Bomber really wants to say is 'our defence is fu#ked and we need to sort it, but this won't happen tomorrow.

    "No - that isn't down to Scott and I. Mick Harford, who is our head of recruitment, is being diligent, seeing what's needed and having some ideas in place for the new manager.
    What Bombers really saying is 'Mick Harford hasn't got a clue and is probably speaking to Middleborough to see if we can sign anymore of there deadwood!'

    "Who comes in or goes out will be down to him. We'll have our own opinions and a strategy ready to go, rather being in the cold, but the new manager will make the decisions."
    What Bombers really saying is 'Seeing as A.A couldn't organise a pi$$ up in a brewery, me and Fitz will try and come up with a strategy seeing as our board are about as much use as a fart in a space suit'.

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  • January 3, 2014 at 14:22
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    It would appear that Mick Harford was the brains behind signing Hoyte !

    Put the handbrake on NOW.
    Lets go down with the current dross staff and regather but NO MORE signings that damage our entire future.

    Tell Harford to go and scout the Job Centre as his next asignment.

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  • January 3, 2014 at 14:30
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    we better choose are manager quickly then or our new manger will not have the time to rebuild and change our squad and we will be stuck with the likes of keogh.

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    • January 3, 2014 at 14:38
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      @jake1234d: Keogh is good imo, works hard, tracks back and can cross the ball better than Feeney but then again that isn't hard.

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        • January 3, 2014 at 23:48
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          @Sealion: Wigan I think, played well when he came on.

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  • January 3, 2014 at 14:44
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    Oh and we have sold Karleigh Osborne to Bristol City, gutted about that was never given a chance.

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  • January 3, 2014 at 14:50
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    sounds to me that neil has told em to do one! and hurry up and get someone in pronto. well done neil don't let them mugs bully you , you're far to important to us mate. we need you involved around the club till you retire imho the board should really make moves very soon, or basically not bother doing jack s****. we're halfway through the season let's have some urgency j.b / aa get warnock in by monday and be a top 10 side simple.

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  • January 3, 2014 at 15:01
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    Iain Dowie's odds are dropping fast in a matter of minutes this afternoon. Talk of him already in place but no formal announcement as of yet... My only thinking to this appointment by the board is for what he did for palace about 10 years back when they were in a very similar situation our club finds itself in now. Hired around end of December and got 17 wins out of 23 games in the remainder of the season and didn't they end up I winning the play-offs as well that season? Doubt he can do that for us but does at least have the championship experience... Still hoping Warnock pops up though!

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  • January 3, 2014 at 15:13
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    "Iain Dowie's odds are dropping fast in a matter of minutes this afternoon. Talk of him already in place but no formal announcement as of yet... My only thinking to this appointment by the board is for what he did for palace about 10 years back when they were in a very similar situation our club finds itself in now. Hired around end of December and got 17 wins out of 23 games in the remainder of the season and didn't they end up I winning the play-offs as well that season? Doubt he can do that for us but does at least have the championship experience... Still hoping Warnock pops up though!"

    Sacked by Charlton and Palace for being too good for them both!

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  • January 3, 2014 at 15:16
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    So is Dowie looking to complete a hat trick of sackings from London clubs?

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  • January 3, 2014 at 15:47
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    Oh gawd not that crackerbarrel but no poin in moanng if Dowei gets the job because we need a manager fast. However surely JB has to ratify and can't till he meets the prospective candidates. There is so much speculation at moment.

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  • January 3, 2014 at 16:14
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    If we don't strengthen the defence urgently we are as good as down . .Robinson lowry shittu need to be f***** off and players who are more competent brought in now

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  • January 3, 2014 at 17:01
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    So harris cant sign players cos its not part of the director of football's job...he can let em go.. Osborne is allowed to leave..WHO IS MAKING THESE DECISIONS

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  • January 3, 2014 at 17:01
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    Dowie Nein Danke!

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  • January 3, 2014 at 17:12
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    Dowie dont want you near the den..bleeding hell..we're hav HOBBIT (a.a) & SHREK

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  • January 3, 2014 at 17:50
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    Great!

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  • January 3, 2014 at 18:11
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    Ian Dowie FFS, are we that f**ked.

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  • January 3, 2014 at 19:04
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    wait a few more days then drag big sam out of the jobcentre,warnock&holloway both leg it when going gets tough.

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