Millwall midfielder won't be affected by contract uncertainty

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JIMMY Abdou insists his performances will not be affected by the uncertainty surrounding his Millwall future.

Abdou, who has been with the Lions for seven years, is one of a number of senior pros with a contract that expires in less than six months.

But the popular midfielder has vowed to give everything to the cause as the club battles relegation, regardless of whether he has a future at The Den beyond the end of the season.

"You can always reflect on your situation but that won't affect me," Abdou told the Southwark News.

"I'm still playing football and that's what I want to do. When I'm on the pitch I don't have time to think about my contract.

"My focus is doing well and helping the team. That's the way I am.

"It's a different situation for me to be in but I have to prove myself. I will give everything and play to the end of my contract, whether I'm going to be here or not next season.

"I want to finish the way I started at Millwall."

But Abdou, who has recently forced his way back into Ian Holloway's starting XI, sees no reason why he cannot finish his career with Millwall.

"Yeah, why not?" he added.

"I've been here for a long time so I know what kind of club this is. Football is a strange game and things change all the time but I've been here long enough to know that I could stay.

"I know how to play for Millwall and my family are settled here as well."

Millwall are expected to make decisions on new contracts this month and Abdou has been tipped as one player who could be offered an extension.

Holloway had originally postponed all talks until the summer but has brought forward that process in order to end the uncertainty in the dressing room.

But does Abdou think the situation has impacted on results and performances?

"I don't know if it's causing problems but, of course, as a player when you don't know about the future sometimes you can question yourself," he said.

"But that can't stop you from doing your job. You have to keep going and see what happens."

Alex Aldridge


36 thoughts on “Millwall midfielder won't be affected by contract uncertainty

  • January 23, 2015 at 11:56

    Just give him a bloody contract. Does not need to earn it. He has already done that this season.

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    • January 23, 2015 at 13:19
      "Millwall are expected to make decisions on new contracts this month and Abdou has been tipped as one player who could be offered an extension." 19 years he has been managing professional football teams he is always saying, but it beggars believe that he did not think that they would be unsettled by the fact that they could be out of work in May.

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  • January 23, 2015 at 11:57

    Great attitude not the most gifted player but gives his all wish other's would give him a contract now

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