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Millwall manager: Gueye set to continue in super sub role

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IAN Holloway is unlikely to throw Magaye Gueye into his starting XI for Saturday's clash with Rotherham – despite the attacker's goalscoring heroics in midweek.

Gueye, who drilled in a 95th-minute equaliser to salvage a point for the Lions against Sheffield Wednesday, is still catching up on his fitness.

So the Frenchman is set to continue in his role as a super sub – for the time being at least.

Holloway said: "He's fit enough to play, of course he is, but maybe he's better off the bench at the moment with his fitness levels.

"Magaye looked really sharp in training on Thursday.

"It was a quality goal – the shimmy, how he moved it from one foot to the other and smacked it in with his right. It was a hugely important goal.

"Everybody was involved in the celebration – they all ran over to the bench and were jumping on top of each other. It was brilliant to see."

Earlier this week, details were published of Gueye's financial troubles.

In June, the 24-year-old was declared bankrupt by Liverpool County Court.

Holloway, who had previously alluded to Gueye's "off-field problems", was upset by the report.

"I'm going to help the boy," he said. "We have known about this from day one and we've been helping him. If someone thinks this is going to shock me, there's something wrong with them.

"It's a very sad day when people write about the personal life of a young lad who has been exploited. It's sad, gutter journalism if you ask me.

"I have brought him here to play football and if he keeps scoring goals like he did the other night, then he won't have any long-term issues."

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

14 thoughts on “Millwall manager: Gueye set to continue in super sub role

  • August 22, 2014 at 09:42
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    Well said H, he's at the right place, if he does right by us we'll give him all the support he needs. ... Dodgey agent involved somewhere no doubt. Either way he's obviously had some bad advice. A reality check tomorrow, Rotherham are not high flyers and we don't want a dodgey display against opposition we should beat. Last time we lost was to Brum another dodgey team. Can't wait till tomorrow. COYL

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  • August 22, 2014 at 09:45
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    As good as a start Woolford has had I would really like to see Gueye start.
    Think he could do some damage.
    Maybe start against Saints.

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    • August 22, 2014 at 09:52
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      @Millwallsteve: I said this on previous posts, but Guey doesn't yet fulfill his defensive duties, I don't doubt that he will learn but his failure to track back exposes his fullback behind him. Until he gets fit enough to track back, he should remain an impact sub. Woolford has earnt his place through ability and hard work.

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  • August 22, 2014 at 09:50
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    He's not the only one with financial problems, makes me laugh how journalists lambast players for this type of thing. I never met a journalist that didn't have serious financial issues, they should focus on real stories instead of trying to act 'holier than thou'.

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    • August 22, 2014 at 11:14
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      @glyngo: football players rank along with film stars.so any news about there personal life seems to be fair game by the media..on accasion they should think what harm they can..

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  • August 22, 2014 at 11:10
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    Aint everbody bankrupt in liverpool

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    • August 22, 2014 at 11:59
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      @block 28: They do though, don't they though....

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      • August 22, 2014 at 12:09
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        @glyngo: a a a cam down cam down

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  • August 22, 2014 at 11:44
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    personally i can see this boy playing as an out and out goal scorer,forget about playing as a winger with defensive dutie's,he is strong fast can hit the ball well with both feet i dont know what he is like at heading the ball,so i cannot comment on that,but i just have this feeling he is going to be a centre forward.

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    • August 22, 2014 at 12:01
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      @jim1222: You could be right there Jim, but he would play the role of the poacher rather than the target man. We have Gregory/Easter/Mcdonald also vying for that role.

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    • August 22, 2014 at 12:13
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      @jim1222: I think your bang on there Jim he has already stated that he prefers playing upfront and. I would like to see Gregory start on Saturday hopefully get his 1st of many goals for us.

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    • August 22, 2014 at 15:23
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      @jim1222: @jim1222:

      Have to agree with you, pace, size and a good shot on him

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  • August 23, 2014 at 00:27
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    He will start eventually.
    Put money on it.

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