Millwall to open contract talks with midfielder Jimmy Abdou

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MILLWALL will offer fans' favourite Jimmy Abdou a new contract.

Abdou, who has made 270 appearances for the Lions during almost seven years at the club, was due to become a free agent in the summer.

But it is understood that talks will take place in the coming weeks with a view to keeping him at The Den beyond the end of his current contract.

Manager Ian Holloway has already spoken to Abdou about extending his deal and chief executive Andy Ambler has made contact with the midfielder's agent.

Negotiations are not expected to last long, with the popular 30-year-old eager to prolong his career in SE16 having forced his way back into the side in recent weeks.

Abdou, who said recently that he could see out his playing days at Millwall, produced arguably his best performance of the season during last weekend's 1-0 victory over Nottingham Forest.

Meanwhile, centre back Jos Hooiveld has stressed the importance of the Lions' mindset ahead of Saturday's clash with Huddersfield Town.

Millwall, who then travel to Birmingham and Leeds next week, will move to within four points of the 17th-placed Terriers with a win.

"This game is not more or less important than any other," Hooiveld said.

"I remember when we were fighting relegation at Southampton and our next game was QPR. People kept saying that, after that game, we had some difficult fixtures.

"But we lost to QPR and we won against Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool – so which one was the most difficult?

"Every game is worth three points and if our mindset is right, there is a good possibility we can give everybody a good run for their money."

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

43 thoughts on “Millwall to open contract talks with midfielder Jimmy Abdou

  • February 5, 2015 at 09:21
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    Jimmy's should be the first name on the team sheet....and the way he's started Hooiveld second!!

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    • February 5, 2015 at 09:33
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      @fashs forearm: totally agree, the Hoo has been immense in these last two games. Hopefully we will get him permanently in the summer..... Would be a great pairing with Sid

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    • February 5, 2015 at 09:57
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      @fashs forearm: I wish we had a team of Jimmy's that game 110% (not possible, so don't let me know about it!) every game, if we did we would be ontop of the World and the FA would be kissing our bottoms, actually that will never happen, even if we won every single game and were World club Cup champions!!

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  • February 5, 2015 at 09:24
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    Every team needs a player like jimmy in the side!

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    • February 5, 2015 at 14:14
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      @Tayls: If the rest of our team had half Jimmys commitment and work rate we'd be in the top 6 .

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    • February 5, 2015 at 17:46
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      @Tayls: no brainier heart & sole Millwall !!!!! Just give him as long as he wants !!!! Roll on sat ,,,, C O Y L Onwards

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