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Ex-Fulham defender to feature for Millwall against Dartford

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DEFENDER Matthew Briggs is set to play a trial match for Millwall in their pre-season friendly against Dartford tonight.

Briggs, a left back who can also operate in the centre of the back four, has linked up with the Lions squad in a bid to win a contract following his release by Fulham.

And the 23-year-old is expected to feature at Prices Park on Tuesday.

Manager Ian Holloway will field a different team in each half, with another trialist, former Everton winger Magaye Gueye, also likely to be involved.

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

14 thoughts on “Ex-Fulham defender to feature for Millwall against Dartford

  • July 15, 2014 at 13:56
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    Still only young and did play a few times in premier league i remember.. may be useless! Worth a try could be a steady championship player

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  • July 15, 2014 at 14:12
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    Looking forward to this game tonight, great idea for all players to be involved.

    A nice Stella Artois awaits in the flying boat sunny beer garden

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  • July 15, 2014 at 14:17
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    If the rumours are true that shittu could be of plus we have no cover for malone makes sense....lets face it got to be better then argie

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  • July 15, 2014 at 14:55
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    We need cover at left back and if he can also slot into more than one position in the back four then he's worth a look at. Seems to me that Shittu and Robinson are now surplus to requirements.

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  • July 15, 2014 at 15:08
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    I like the way Holloway is having a look first ,instead of just signing players for the sake of it !like that Ginger Mug did.Shittu wouldn't just be a big lump off the wage bill either .

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  • July 15, 2014 at 16:37
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    So why get rid of Lowry? A very good player technically and loved the club

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    • July 15, 2014 at 17:21
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      @HARRY1505:

      "Loved the club"....???? Couldn't be further from the truth of it, he made no secret of the fact that he didn't want to be here anymore.
      Understandable under Lomas, I guess, but once he told Ollie he didn't want to be here, then best bet to get shot of him, asap.
      Unmotivated + Expensive = Expendable.

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  • July 15, 2014 at 16:58
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    I really like the look of this player and if given a contract then mallone will need to pull his finger out cause this lad wont want to warm the bench too long.
    Happy with this one ollie, fingers crossed he fits into what ollie is looking for.

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  • July 15, 2014 at 18:32
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    Signing a good left back would free Malone to play further forward as a winger. Defensively Malone has a lot to learn, so maybe he could learn to be a winger (less risk)

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  • July 15, 2014 at 18:54
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    He ain't all that, got torn apart at The Den while on loan at Watford. (We won 1-0 I think Batt scored late on?)
    23 years old and still hasn't learned his trade, and hasn't been able to hold down a first team place, even when on loan... Huddersfield and Motherwell were interested and had talks, but didn't sign him?
    Solid squad player with first team potential in a back three, but not good enough to displace Malone at LB. Maybe that's how Ollie plans to get the best out of him, though? Has been hinting at a back three as an option all summer.

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    • July 15, 2014 at 19:47
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      @Garrick: so what are you saying? He ain't all that, or he's a solid squad player?

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      • July 15, 2014 at 22:59
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        @benzo:
        Exactly what I said, I would be very worried if he was the starting Left Back all season, but he is a competent back up/squad player.
        As a fullback, he lacks creativity and attacking impetus, but defensively he is basically solid and is comfortable enough on the ball to keep it moving. Occasionally gets into good wide positions, but is very wasteful and makes poor/panicked decisions.
        He has struggled to influence any game he has played, at any age group or professional level. Yet he never looks too far out of his depth and always seems to have done "just enough" to get through the game.
        The epitome of a 6 out of 10 player, didn't make a mistake, didn't influence the game.

        Will need to step up a lot if he were to displace Malone, as the wingbacks in Ollie's system are the major creative influences on the game, providing the width and transitioning defense to attack.

        That said, he could make a role for himself as part of a back 3 (or back 5) he is a natural fit for that in Ollie's system, he has decent height and speed, and can play the ball out, without having to rely on him to be a creative influence for the team.

        Hence my assessment, as a wingback in a back four replacing Malone (as suggested earlier), he ain't all that great, as a back up/utility/squad player, he will be solid with a lot of potential upside.

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    • July 16, 2014 at 10:52
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      @Garrick: He may have improved since that game,players do you know.

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  • July 15, 2014 at 20:57
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    Briggs has held his own for Fulham and will push on. Strong, good on the ball and gets stuck in.

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