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Millwall boss confirms he'll make changes for Wycombe tie

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MILLWALL will make changes to their starting XI for Tuesday's Capital One Cup tie against Wycombe Wanderers, boss Ian Holloway has confirmed.

Holloway will shuffle his pack for the visit of the League Two side to The Den with the likes of Lee Gregory, Jermaine Easter and Magaye Gueye vying for starting berths.

The trio were second-half substitutes in the 2-0 victory over Leeds United at the weekend but could be given longer run-outs in the knockout tie with the Chairboys tonight.

"This team was picked on Friday," Holloway said. "I've made a couple of further alterations to it, but I've picked a team that can win based on what I know about Wycombe.

"But my selection will also be to do with having four games in ten days. I'm looking forward to seeing this lot play.

"I've picked a different team from the Leeds game and I believe that team will have the right elements in it to beat Wycombe.

"Apparently Wycombe are one of our bogie teams – the chairman told me they beat us twice the year we got promoted to the Championship."

Speaking on Monday, Holloway reflected further on the opening-day win over Leeds.

He said: "We got one or two things wrong. It was difficult when Matt Smith came on because of his physicality and we dropped deep.

"We were too deep and that's a tendency to try to hold onto something, so that second goal was vital. Our spirit was excellent.

"I felt we looked like a decent side and I'm just disappointed we didn't score in open play because some of our moves were very, very good.

"That's the first time I've won by two goals as Millwall manager and we didn't give Leeds many chances. That's nine games unbeaten now so the lads have done exceptionally well.

"We need to keep going now – all you can do is get a bit of momentum going, and in the Championship that is very, very difficult.

"The table will be very tight and every team has got good players, so it's about getting that spirit right and working hard for each other.

"There was a bit of fatigue creeping in at the end but that's not our fault – we didn't have enough competitive friendlies in the summer.

"I've been watching clips of Wycombe and they were playing Chelsea in pre-season, wo why can't we play Chelsea? It's unfair."

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

23 thoughts on “Millwall boss confirms he'll make changes for Wycombe tie

  • August 12, 2014 at 07:44
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    THATS WHAT YOU GOTTA DO " OLLIE "..................
    REST A FEW GOOD PLAYERS FOR THE MATCH AT FULHAM FC, WHILE KEEPING
    THE " FRINGE SQUAD " ACTIVE AND ON THE " BALL "................[ AND READY TO ROLL !
    TWO THINGS FOR CERTAIN.......................THE SUPER MILLWALL SUPPORTERS WILL BE HEARD
    ALL AROUND WEST LONDON, LIKE THEY'VE NEVER HEARD BEFORE.........................AND SUEWILL
    BE " KNOCKING - BACK " A FEW PINTS [ BEFORE AND AFTER WE WIN THE POINTS.
    " STORMIN' NORMAN " ...............................
    "NO ONE LIKES US WE DON'T CARE"
    PS. WILL BE AT SHEFF WED FOR THE TUESDAY MATCH TO LOOK OUT FOR US !!!!

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    • August 12, 2014 at 08:09
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      @bermlion: people on here were getting a bit worried ..good to see the big letters back

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      • August 12, 2014 at 08:24
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        @Jim28: THANKS JIM28................
        YES, THEY ARE BIGGER & BETTER !!!!!
        I DID LEAVE A HELLO MESSAGE TO EVERYBODY ON " THE POLL " [ LAST THURSDAY - 07 AUG ].
        GREAT TO BE BACK WITH MILLWALL BOYS..... [ AND GIRLS ! ]...............NOW BIG - BERTHA HAS
        GONE !
        ============
        " NO ONE LIKES US, WE DON'T CARE "
        THE " STORM ".............. IS AS READY AS EVER !!!...............[ & WILLING !!! ]

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          • August 13, 2014 at 07:42
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            @TrueLion:
            HELLO TrueLion, THANKS FOR THE WELCOME MESSAGE.............
            NICE TO BE BACK ! AND HOPE YOU MANAGED TO ATTEND THE GAMES, SATURDAY & LAST NIGHT, AT LEAST WE ARE WINNING AND READY TO GO AT FULHAM AND SHEFF WEDNESDAY...................
            [ A NICE GOOD HOME DRAW IN THE CUP THIS AFTERNOON / EVENING WILL BE A GREAT
            TONIC.
            HAPPY DAYS AHEAD FOR ALL MILLWALL FANS !
            " NO ONE LIKES US, WE DON'T CARE "
            STORMIN' NORMAN..............................RIDING HIGH STILL !!!!! YIPPEE..............

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  • August 12, 2014 at 08:01
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    Cant wait for the Fulham game 4000 strong lions (officially) to roar Millwall on but will have to settle for the Chairboys for now will be interesting what defence he puts out against a lower side I would like to see Webster and Briggs get a run out.

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    • August 12, 2014 at 11:53
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      @mitchamscaff: Was thinking he might give Briggs some time against Fulham, I'm sure he will want to prove a point against them.

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      • August 12, 2014 at 11:59
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        @brooker: I agree but Malone put a good shift in on Saturday and think it would be harsh to drop him without Briggs proving himself albeit lesser competition

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        • August 12, 2014 at 13:09
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          @mitchamscaff: Agreed, Malone was faultless against Leeds, tireless running up the left, always open for a pass, decent cross field passes, never giving up. but with 4 games in 10 days, and Malone for me 1st choice left back if he has to miss the odd game so we have him fit for the majority of games then this is a game i'd expect Briggs to be chomping at the bit to play in. Horses for courses and Briggs may be the horse for craven cottage as he knows the oppo.
          On the other hand this might be the only game he might not want to play in as if he has a poor game will people question his loyalties?

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  • August 12, 2014 at 08:46
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    I thought Holloway said that pre-season friendlies were a waste of time?

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    • August 12, 2014 at 09:04
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      @Reg Burrs Coat Peg: He contradicts himself a lot,i think he say's what enter's his head without thinking at time's.
      All he say's is ok by me especially when he put's the idiot fan's in their place.
      this is not directed at you reg,but i am sure i will get a record number of dislike votes for this post.
      To all you idiot's out there start hitting the dislike button now,but be careful not to get cramp in your finger's. LOL

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    • August 12, 2014 at 10:14
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      @Reg Burrs Coat Peg:
      thought he said than non copetitive pre-season matches vere a waste of time.
      can't say we've had any good ones.. maybe Real Mallorca vere an exeption, but still.. spanish 2nd division

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      • August 12, 2014 at 12:32
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        @millwalltrondheim:
        So what he is saying that no one decent will give us a pre-season game because of our fans behaviour and how much it cost to police it?

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        • August 12, 2014 at 17:31
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          @Reg Burrs Coat Peg: From what I can gather, I think the police have some sort of final say in who we play pre-season... apparently because of the wembley scuffles.....??
          AFC Wimbledon played Chelsea in 1 of their pre-season friendlies too! Not saying that they would go as far as letting us play Chelsea... but would've been nice to play 1 of the smaller prem clubs who we have little history with....
          A song comes to mind..... F**K EM ALL!!

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  • August 12, 2014 at 10:08
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    I hit dislike for your abuse of the apostrophe.

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  • August 12, 2014 at 10:20
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    wont be going tonight but will be going Fulham Saturday nice to hear we almost have an A and a B team that can compete , in previous seasons we have struggled to put out an A team ( great improvement ) don't want to risk players getting injured in some two bob cup also does anyone know what has happened to Fred ?
    And can anybody help me out was thinking like many other Wall fans of going to Fulham via the Thames and just wondered if anyone knows anywhere I can hire out a nuclear submarine for the weekend

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  • August 12, 2014 at 12:56
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    My team for tonight....
    Forde
    Edwards-Dunne-Webster-Briggs
    Williams (Bailey if he's fit enough) - Wright/Abdou
    Martin-Easter-Gueye
    Gregory

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  • August 12, 2014 at 13:15
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    My team would include at some point,
    gerrar, goodman, fred, gregory, maggie, briggs, aiden o'brien, if they havent been shipped on loan by tonight.
    Would have been a perfect game for Nelson

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  • August 12, 2014 at 19:50
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    Lovely to have you back STORMIN! You were missed!

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    • August 13, 2014 at 07:53
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      @Lozzer: THANK YOU "Lozzer"
      GREAT TO BE BACK AMONG THE SUPER MILLWALL SUPPORTERS AGAIN,
      LOOKS LIKE ITS GONNA BE A GREAT SEASON AHEAD, BUT WITH LION FANS,
      WE ENJOY IT WIN, LOSE OR DRAW.................
      [ I'M SURE WE WILL SEE YOU AT FULHAM FC THIS SATURDAY ]
      " NO ONE LIKES US, WE DON'T CARE "
      STORMIN' NORMAN.........................ALWAYS READY FOR SUPPORT !

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  • August 12, 2014 at 21:43
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    My last two post's have hit very high with the dislike buttons so come on you disliker's hit the button to give me record dislike's. LOL
    is as i suspect it's only one or two sad people continually hitting the dislike button ,so i need 106 dislikes to break the record,if you can count that high of course.LOL

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