Millwall see off late Bolton interest to land Watford man

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MILLWALL tonight sealed a loan deal for Watford's Diego Fabbrini – despite fears that Bolton were about to hijack the move.

The Lions were confident of landing the 24-year-old Italy international after he held talks with manager Ian Holloway on Tuesday.

But reports emerged on Thursday that Fabbrini was being offered as a makeweight in talks between Watford and Bolton over midfielder Jay Spearing.

However, NewsAtDen understands that the former Empoli starlet has now put pen-to-paper on a 93-day loan deal with Millwall and could make his debut against Ipswich on Saturday.

The Lions had hoped to borrow Fabbrini until the end of the season but the Hornets want the attacker to be available for possible play-off games, so insisted on a shorter deal.

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

49 thoughts on “Millwall see off late Bolton interest to land Watford man

  • January 15, 2015 at 21:59
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    Hopefully he replaces mcdonald in the team . Good age aswell

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    • January 15, 2015 at 22:01
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      ONE FINAL VOTE: like for Holloway out, dislike for Holloway in

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      • January 15, 2015 at 22:05
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        @tomking1: When your in a hole, you stop digging. But no, we're going to carry on with a failing manager, trusting his judgement on new players and continue signing free-transfers that can't get into other teams. Madness , complete madness.

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        • January 15, 2015 at 22:21
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          @Micky Lions: What do you suggest we do? Just leave it as it is?

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      • January 15, 2015 at 22:14
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        @tomking1: I can't believe so many fans still back one of the worst managers in our history. I don't remember the same backing for Lomas, who only had half the time to prove how bad he was. It just goes to show you can actually fool some of the people all the time.

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        • January 15, 2015 at 22:19
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          @Micky Lions: As I asked all of the Holloway fans earlier Micky, why was Lomas sacked? What makes Holloway so special that he can make all of the same mistakes and more but still gets some fans support? At least Lomas had inexperience as an excuse, plus the Wet Spam cross to bear.

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          • January 16, 2015 at 08:00
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            @lion.ie: a proven track record, lomas took on a team holloway took on an even worse team after lomas' inexperience, holloway will come good and within the next 4 weeks we will be in a safe position and move up the table

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          • January 16, 2015 at 13:21
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            I have said before Lomas was only disliked and sacked because of his past, if IH had been associated with them then he would have been hounded out ages ago. I couldn't give a s*** if the manager had played for West Ham, Palace and Charlton as long as they are a success for us.

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        • January 15, 2015 at 22:24
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          Half of Holloways problem is that he was left with the s*** Lomas brought in.

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          • January 15, 2015 at 22:28
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            @Eightieswall: So why does he still play some of them ahead of his own signings? He's virtually built his whole game plan around McDonald this season. Sorry mate, not having that excuse.

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          • January 15, 2015 at 23:40
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            @Eightieswall: Lomas brought in some rubbish players, as did Kenny. Every manager at Millwall since McCarthy has signed their fair share of dross. You know that when you come in as manager - there's little money, you work to get the best out of the decent players and get rid/drop the others.

            But Lomas was only here 6 months - how long are we going to blame him for this? I can't remember anyone signing as many players (loans/contracts) as Holloway. The great majority have been sh.it, as have the performances of the teams he keeps putting out. Who's to blame - how about Spackman or Tuttle or Wise too. Everyone but untouchable fu.cking Holloway. Why?

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      • January 15, 2015 at 22:19
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        @tomking1:

        something tells me it won't be the last time

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        • January 15, 2015 at 22:41
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          F*** knows mate but i believe the players he has got are better than Hoyte,Chaplow and Martin. The other point is that it don't look like the club will sack him so we are stuck with him. If the fans give up then we are f*****.

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    • January 16, 2015 at 09:49
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      @lioncub: YOU NEED TO GO TO ,SPEC SAVE McDONALD IS THE ENGINE ROOM AT THE MOMENT THE AMOUNT OF GROUND HE COVERS IN A GAME IS AMAZING IT A SHAME THE MAJORITY OF THE TEAM DON'T GIVE AS MUCH . YOU CAN SEE HIS CLASS QUALITY AND FOOTBALLING BRAIN ITS A SHAME THE REST DONT THINK THE SAME MAY BE HE COULD GIVE THE LESSONS AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS AFTER TRAINING

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  • January 15, 2015 at 22:02
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    Good bit of business by the club. Bolton were implying it was a done swap deal with Wolves for Jay Spearing and they had hijacked our ongoing attempts to bring him to the deal. Finally some good news for the Lions. One in the eye for Neil Lennon.

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