Millwall favourite Abdou could be recalled for Norwich trip

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MILLWALL boss Ian Holloway has hinted that fans' favourite Jimmy Abdou could return to his starting line up against Norwich City.

Abdou made a noticeable impact when he came on as a second-half substitute during the defeat to Bolton last Friday.

And Holloway has confirmed that the midfielder will be in his thoughts when he comes to select his side for the Boxing Day clash at Carrow Road.

"There are people who've come into the team, not played well enough and probably haven't played as well as Jimmy might have, so I might put Jimmy back in," he said.

"You can rely on him – everybody knows that.

"If Jimmy's been out for a bit and I bring him back in, that doesn't mean I don't rate Jimmy. What if Jimmy's on a lot of money and I can't afford that next year?

"People don't always understand the background."

Holloway insists that the Canaries, who are seventh in the table, are no more of a daunting proposition than any other Championship opponent.

"We need to get some results," he added. "We need to get that feel good factor about us and feel that we're moving forward.

"All 24 of our remaining games will be really tough. Cardiff at home was a tough game but we beat them, and we beat Fulham away.

"If we'd got in front against Bolton, like we should've done against ten men, I think we'd have won that game. We were the better team against Bournemouth in the second half.

"We have 24 games left, not eight. We're not bottom of the league. What if we were? When you start the season well but start falling, everyone's panicking.

"It's all about the first goal. The other day Norwich scored five goals in the second half and they've got Premier League players. Their expectation is promotion.

"But I don't care who it is because we are level with all of them – we are a Championship club, end of story. We earned that right last year when everyone wrote us off.

"We've got 24 games to put our flag in that sand again."

Alex Aldridge


30 thoughts on “Millwall favourite Abdou could be recalled for Norwich trip

  • December 24, 2014 at 12:26

    Knock me down with a lump of lead piping, we have wanted him on the pitch for ages.IH And don't worry about next year live in the now we need battlers who can get the team fighting again and jimmy is the man to get the midfield grafting

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  • December 24, 2014 at 12:27

    Abdou in the useless Angel out/

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    • December 24, 2014 at 12:37

      @Alan.F: for sure jimmy different class, spices things up in the middle of the park! To many ball players need that Terry hurlock persistently breaking up the oppositions play and Jim's that man

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