Sid Nelson is going to be a Millwall legend, says Holloway

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MILLWALL boss Ian Holloway believes young defender Sid Nelson will become a club legend.

Nelson, who is only 19, captained the Lions against Ipswich Town on Saturday.

And Holloway is confident the centre back has the attributes to establish himself as a hugely popular figure on the terraces at The Den.

"I think Sid is going to be a new Millwall legend," said Holloway.

"It's not just the way you play for this club, it's the person you are – just look at Paul Robinson. Sid will do for me all day long.

"He'll get better and better, and he'll be the future of Millwall. I'm confident enough to make him captain and confident in his character."

Asked for his assesment of Nelson's performance in the 3-1 defeat, Holloway added:

"Sid looked a bit nervous after we went 2-0 down, and so did Byron Webster, but the crowd stuck with them. Sid grew and grew as the game went on.

"I could've given the armband to David Forde, who's had it before, but I wanted to see if the boy's got enough about him because he's been a captain all his life [in the academy].

"I've got no doubts about that boy. We've relied on our captain in Danny Shittu far, far, far too much because he's such an immense fella.

"I want other people to step to the plate to help me."

Alex Aldridge


21 thoughts on “Sid Nelson is going to be a Millwall legend, says Holloway

  • January 20, 2015 at 11:45

    The only good thing that's happened to us this season is the arrival of Sid, Jack Powell and a few others hovering around the first team, now get Fred back as we're not scoring and he's got 3 in 3 for Wycombe!

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    • January 20, 2015 at 11:49

      @dpendet: He is locked into staying at WW.

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      • January 20, 2015 at 12:58

        @nocalves: i hope olly is watching what position ww's manager is playing him.

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  • January 20, 2015 at 11:51

    Can only improve, but I wonder who his ideal partner is?

    Cummings Nelson Williams Harding
    Powell Abdou
    Paris Gueye Fabbrini

    Maybe stick Williams back in defence, and seek to sign a new CDM that can play a good pass / win the ball?

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    • January 20, 2015 at 13:42

      @keamers: not alot of height with williams and nelson together tho

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