"Devastated" Cowan-Hall will bounce back – Millwall boss

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PARIS Cowan-Hall has been "devastated" by his injury blow but Ian Holloway says the winger will go on to be an important player for Millwall in the future.

Cowan-Hall, who suffered a hairline fracture of his tibia and knee ligament damage during his debut against Reading last week, might not play again this season.

The 24-year-old only joined the Lions from Wycombe at the start of the month and his 45-minute cameo on Tuesday was his first appearance after a minor calf strain.

But he is now set for a much longer spell on the sidelines – and a specialist could yet determine that Cowan-Hall requires surgery.

Speaking after Saturday's victory over Nottingham Forest, Holloway said: "Paris is going to be a fantastic player for us, without a shadow of a doubt.

"We've got to help him get his chin up and hopefully he'll be pleased after this result.

"I want to get him fit again and for us to still be a Championship side. That's what will really cheer him up. He'll get his injury looked at properly and be a great player for us.

"We're all determined to make sure we're still in this division by the time he's fit again – that might be before the end of the season but we'll get a second opinion.

"We have to get it right for him because he's a wonderful kid and I'm still very excited about his future with us.

"Long-term the boy is going to be a really good Millwall player and he showed that the other evening. He's only played 45 minutes for us but suffered a really unusual injury in a tackle.

"Luckily it's not as bad as it could have been but he's devastated. We all care about and feel for him."

Cowan-Hall was due to start against Forest until a scan confirmed Millwall's worst fears about his knee.

And Lee Martin, who was drafted into Holloway's line up as a result, was then forced off after 15 minutes with sore ribs and taken to hospital for an x-ray.

"Hopefully Lee will be okay but he might have bust some ribs," added Holloway.

"We're not having the most luck in the world but we've got to deal with that. Hopefully I can muster up some more signings."

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

14 thoughts on “"Devastated" Cowan-Hall will bounce back – Millwall boss

  • February 2, 2015 at 08:14
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    This injury is so gutting. A bit of explosive energy on the wing is just what we needed. Gutted for him and for us. Bring back Fred!
    Wishing PCH a speedy recovery.

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  • February 2, 2015 at 08:21
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    A real loss as despite his short cameo performance against Reading he looked like a decent signing.

    Let's hope it's not going to be a Shaun Batt type injury and at least Bailey has someone to keep him company in the treatment room.

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  • February 2, 2015 at 08:40
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    Already made our opinion clear in previous post : ( NOT IMPRESSED ). NOLU, WDC.

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  • February 2, 2015 at 09:12
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    PROBABLY ONE OF THE BEST SIGNINGS WE HAVE MADE ,WHEN WE PLAYED FOR WYCOMBE EARLIER THIS SEASON HE TERRORISED OUR BACK 4 NOT ONLY WITH PACE HIS CONSISTENCY OF QUALITY CROSSES THAT FLEW ACROSS THE 6 YRD BOX AT A VERY INVITING HEIGHT . WHAT A HOME DEBUT HE GAVE 120%.
    I PERSONALLY HAVE RAVED ABOUT SIGNING HIM SINCE SEPTEMBER TO MY CHUMS AROUND ME AT THE DEN ,LET US ALL HOPE HE DOESN'T BECOME A LONG TERM ONE OF OUR WOUNDED ARMY WHAT AN EXCITING PROSPECT WE HAVE , LETS HAVE MORE POSITIVE COMMENTS RATHER THEN ALL THE DUME MONGERS LETS BELIEVE IN OLLIES BARMY ARMY

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    • February 2, 2015 at 19:02
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      @OTIS: Yes, the so called 682 x 'Dume Mongers' who travel home and away ( spending a small fortune ) to see and cheer every Millwall match should be entitled to AIR their Opinions on this Site! We do think its better than the 'TONGERS' who Never move from their Computers or Mobiles & seem to spend most of the time Judging and Name Calling! Hence the reason we thought 'TONGERS' would suit. LOL ! ( NOLU, WDC ).ps. It's Fun.

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      • February 2, 2015 at 21:11
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        @BUSHWACKER14: QUITE RIGHT BUSHWACKER 682 DUME MUNGERS TIME FOR A CHANGE GET A POSITIVE MIND AND LET US ALL CREATE A STRONG CARMA AT THE DEN THE WAY IT USED TO BE WHEN I STARTED GOING BACK IN 1963 IT WAS A CRIME TO NICK A POINT . I WOULD LOVE TO KNOW WHERE THE REST OF OUR FANS WHO TURN UP AT WEMBLEY ARE ON A COLD TUESDAY NIGHT OR COME TO MENTION IT ON A SATURDAY LIKE US SEASON TICKET HOLDERS WHO PUT OR MONEY WHERE OR MOUTH IS

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  • February 2, 2015 at 10:14
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    And I'll also repeat a comment I put on an earlier post on this subject - nobody read it as the post was already about 40 odd comments long! Some of the comments were blaming PCH for being injured and blaming the medical team for not predicting he would get injured! Anyway, here's what I put last time

    Thank goodness some people on here speak some sense. Seriously, do we really think pch has been anything other than unlucky? He worked really hard on Tuesday, with a spring in his step (got up really well for a lot of high balls) and then after the game his leg swelled up. These things happen, and unfortunately it's happened in the poor bloke's first game. He's not 'made of glass' but of flesh and bone. If we feel gutted, how do you think he feels?

    Look, we're going through an unlucky patch at the moment; admittedly that's not helped by some dubious management decisions which are making those bad breaks (literally in this case) all the more damaging to our current plight.

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  • February 2, 2015 at 11:01
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    With luck like this I don't wanna leave the house in case I get hit by an aeroplane poo. Get well soon Cowan, you've done enough for me to be very x cited about seeing you wearing our great club's shirt.

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    • February 2, 2015 at 17:41
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      @glyngo: good news it's a myth about them releasing waste from planes mid flight. So no frozen poo to dodge!

      It's the big frozen chunks of ice that form on the wings and fall off that you've got to worry about.

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  • February 2, 2015 at 13:22
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    head up paris, you'll be back soon, 45 mins on the clock, by the reaction of the fans around at the reading game your gonna be a favourite.

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  • February 2, 2015 at 15:53
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    when he passed his transfer medical was he 100 per cent fit .....thats 2 injuries ago ....is it bad luck or have our doctors f***** up...

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  • February 6, 2015 at 22:15
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    Don't rush it as you need to think of the long term , think we about to give someone a spanking....new air about the place,,,,

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