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Millwall will use Mallorca friendly to keep Leeds guessing

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IAN Holloway will not start with his strongest XI against Real Mallorca tonight.

Instead, the Millwall boss will give each of his players 45 minutes to demonstrate that they deserve to start against Leeds United in the Championship opener.

Holloway does not want to give the Yorkshire side any clues as to how the Lions will line up at The Den on August 9.

"I'm going to keep my cards very close to my chest," he said. "If Leeds come to watch us, they won't have a clue who is going to start the following week.

"We'll train on Friday morning for an hour-and-a-half and the lads will play 45 minutes each in the evening.

"We've played 90-minute games behind-closed-doors and I don't think Leeds were allowed to watch those!

"Everyone will get a chance to chase the ball against a Spanish side and do a bit more running.

"We're training before the game so it will be like a full-time job for them – it's about time some of these boys did that!"

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

17 thoughts on “Millwall will use Mallorca friendly to keep Leeds guessing

  • August 1, 2014 at 09:50
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    Well, the supporters have been kept guessing for the Summer - Break! Let's hope these players can play good championship football, or it will be a long hard cold autumn/ winter.

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  • August 1, 2014 at 09:58
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    Just out of interest, what is everyones best starting eleven for next week from the current squad?

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    • August 1, 2014 at 10:00
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      @NICKOLA: Give up to date squad and I will have a go.

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    • August 1, 2014 at 10:10
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      @NICKOLA: If he goes with 4231 then mine would be the following;
      forde
      edwards beevers Webster Malone
      bailey Williams
      gregory upson woolford
      fuller

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      • August 1, 2014 at 10:54
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        @Dazi: Looks good to me. Back four picks itself.

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        • August 1, 2014 at 12:54
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          @NICKOLA: People seem to love the dislike button, unless they think it says dis-I-like. Who knows

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          • August 1, 2014 at 18:51
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            @Dazi: ha ha ha ha ha ha lol

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  • August 1, 2014 at 10:03
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    Good luck to everyone tonight! Seems like it's taken forever to restart the season but it's close now. Can't wait to see how things will go, just feels exciting, hope that's how it will be.

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  • August 1, 2014 at 10:08
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    GK - Forde

    RB -Edwards
    CB - Webster
    CB - Beevers
    LB - Malone

    DM - Bailey
    DM - Williams

    RM - Woolford
    AM - Upson/Chaplow/McDonald
    LM - Gueye

    ST - Gregory/Fuller

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  • August 1, 2014 at 10:39
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    Gk forde
    RB Edwards
    CB Beevers
    CB Webster
    LB Malone

    CDM bailey
    CDM Williams
    RM woolford
    AM McDonald
    LM gueye
    ST Gregory

    Bench
    Bywater
    Shittu
    Dunne
    Chaplow
    Upson
    Fuller
    Martin

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  • August 1, 2014 at 10:53
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    im mascot at this game come on you lions

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  • August 1, 2014 at 11:06
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    Wont be able to go to tonights game , so good luck to all - but 8 days to leeds cant wait Mmmmmmiiiiiiiiiiiiii

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  • August 1, 2014 at 11:34
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    UPSON on the bench @ COLDBLOW, can't av that, anyway, am I the only one getting the right pox with that L'OREAL advert keep flashing up every time I get near this iPad FFS.

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  • August 1, 2014 at 14:40
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    Regarding the starting line-ups, is Dave Martin injured or something???? He will be in the first team after the performances end of last season, no doubt about it.

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  • August 1, 2014 at 14:46
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    You are confusing LEE Martin with a former carthorse.

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  • August 1, 2014 at 15:01
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    Can't believe it, travelled all the way to Mallorca and find out we are playing at home. Oh well another boozy night out it is then lol

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