Groin injury could sideline Millwall defender for a month

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RIGHT back Shaun Cummings is expected to miss the next four weeks of Millwall's season after a scan confirmed a small groin tear.

Cummings has made six appearances and helped to keep three clean sheets since joining the Lions from Reading in mid-January.

But the 25-year-old is now set for a spell on the sidelines – much to the frustration of manager Ian Holloway.

He said: "Shaun has been complaining of a sore groin but has been putting himself up to play. We sent him for a scan yesterday and there's a tear in one of his muscles in the groin.

"It's a very important muscle and if that goes, it will rupture. We can't risk him for at least four weeks.

"It's not good news but this will give someone else a chance to play.

"If I have to work with somebody to help them play there or bring someone back into it, I'll do that. We're just going to get on with it.

"I've been working Jimmy Abdou in that position and I think he can do that standing on his head.

"But maybe Angel Martinez could play there or Ricard Chaplow if he hasn't already gone somewhere else.

"Justin Hoyte might have to come back in or we have Josh Siafa from the U21s as well.

"I don't want to move Alan Dunne from where he's playing at the minute so those are the options that I have."

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

51 thoughts on “Groin injury could sideline Millwall defender for a month

  • February 18, 2015 at 12:15
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    Dunnes a right back why complicate things

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    • February 18, 2015 at 12:37
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      @block 28: 28 Agree with that he is a right back play him in his favoured position and play on of the other 3 centre backs not playing at the moment in that position, simple oh I forgot our Manager is Ian Holloway so it needs to be over complicated ?
      Like we could have used Richard Chaplow there if he had not moved to Ipswich, just as well could have said " could have played Stuart Pearce there if he was 20 years younger and somehow he had signed for us, mug.

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  • February 18, 2015 at 12:21
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    Players get injured but why he would even consider putting Chaplow or Hoyte in there is beyond me.

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  • February 18, 2015 at 12:22
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    Let Jimmy have a run, just need to work on his attacking side. Hoyte isn't worthy of cleaning the shirt let alone wear it.

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  • February 18, 2015 at 12:24
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    Get macdonald back, maybe he can fill in there!!!

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  • February 18, 2015 at 12:25
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    right back for right back.....Hoytes chance to show us or anyone watching .....obviously Sid was just Holloways crafty way to get the fans on his side.......

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  • February 18, 2015 at 12:25
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    Hold tight - we've got a supposed natural right back playing centre half at the moment so we're going to possibly try 1 of 3 central midfielders at right back.... yeah that makes sense!!

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  • February 18, 2015 at 12:29
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    Former Everton winger Magaye Gueye dropped by Millwall boss Ian Holloway for being too fat- As reported in today's Mirror.
    “He has to get back under the ratio I want if he wants to play for this club again. It is quite simple,"

    Looks like we're finally cracking the whip.

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    • February 18, 2015 at 15:44
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      @NICKOLA: if MG is overweight apart from jimmy they all are..further more what manager thinks its a great idea to have a pop at a player in public.
      not the greatest idea

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      • February 18, 2015 at 16:03
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        @Jim28: Totally agree Jim ! Outrageous to talk about a player like that, and it's in the papers!! Oli shut the f---k up and keep it indoors, or let us know about all that goes on behind closed doors

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  • February 18, 2015 at 12:31
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    Typical Holloway saying that Jimmy and Chaplow or Angel could play there and not Dunne ?
    No wonder the players are confused - I am !!!

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  • February 18, 2015 at 12:32
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    Dunne is not good enough to play right back in this division, he is caught out of position far too often and against top draw wingers it would be asking for trouble to play him there. Keep him at centre half with Hooiveld where he's looked much better in recent weeks.

    Jimmy played at RB against Forest and Huddersfield earlier on in the season, he can play the position and has that bit of pace which is required to play as a full back. Whatever happens please god don't let Chaplow or Angel get anywhere near the starting XI on Saturday!!

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  • February 18, 2015 at 12:36
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    Oh to be a Millwall fan.
    Shame as he was starting to look comfortable I thought. I'm not Dunne's biggest fan regarding his ability but his passion and pride is always top drawer. He is a right back so I would put him there and stick Beevers in at CB.

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  • February 18, 2015 at 12:45
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    And there folks, is the reason we are in the s****!, holloway is potty and thinks he can turn water into wine, our team before 'bradford' were fu#ked about and didnt know what holloway was asking them to do or how to play, and he will do it to this team! So he is saying that we have 3 centre halves, webster, beevers and nelson , but they are not good enough to replace dunne who has played right back all his career!! angel cant even play in midfield at the moment! FFS

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  • February 18, 2015 at 12:53
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    Since returning to the team alongside Hooiveld, Dunne has been very good at CB. I would keep him there and give Jimmy a run in the position. Josh Siafa before Hoyte for me also.

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  • February 18, 2015 at 12:56
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    Aldo - please tell us that the Club is looking/interested in a Striker on Loan.
    PLEASE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • February 18, 2015 at 13:03
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    We're 12th in the league for away form and rock bottom for home form, no real surprise i suppose but i thought id mention it

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  • February 18, 2015 at 13:03
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    And so the Millwall cicus runs on into an on other week, injuries players played out of postion, and so on ,how many games left Mr Holloway We are running out of time bruv your count down clock is ticking louder for sure.

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  • February 18, 2015 at 13:05
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    Maybe Pennant could fill in at right back..... oh wait....

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  • February 18, 2015 at 13:17
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    I would put jimmy or sid there. Don't move the back four round just cause of one INJURY keep it simple and change the right back only. We actually looking better at back now.

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  • February 18, 2015 at 13:18
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    Ian Onyourway are u saying u have a plan.
    Roll the dice again and once more for luck.

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  • February 18, 2015 at 13:19
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    Like we stated weeks ago, Millwall seem to have a 'Bunch of Powder - Puff Players' ! ( NOLU, WDC ) .

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  • February 18, 2015 at 13:19
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    so lets get this straight, our magnificent manager wants to continue playing a right back who we can all see is not a center half at center half and play a midfielder at right back.

    you cant make this s*it up, we need players playing in the right positions not experiment when we are fighting for survival, play dunne at right back as he is not a center back , he is committed but savvy teams just play the ball over the top of him.

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  • February 18, 2015 at 13:27
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    It's almost laughable what goes on at this club.

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  • February 18, 2015 at 13:32
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    team for saturday, it wont be as players are in the right positions

    Forde
    Dunne (Right Back)
    hoover
    beevers
    Harding
    Tonge
    Williams
    Fabrini
    Maggie
    Gregory
    Hoff

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  • February 18, 2015 at 13:33
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    big three games coming up .
    is nelson up to playing against fulham and sheffields good top two upfront .
    is siafa ready for this pressure.
    put both on the bench , stick jimmy at right back ,he never lets you down .
    dunne is old enough and maybe wise enough to do a job with the class player he has a long side him .

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  • February 18, 2015 at 13:47
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    I swear half of the people commenting on here don't even go to watch the team, anybody who has seen Dunne at RB and CB knows he's a much better CB. Jimmy only got caught out once when he went RB, Chaplow always gives 100% and pathetic people are only disliking him because of the monopoly stuff (enjoying his time with his family at Christmas, playing monopoly) when not selected. People wonder why the players don't always give 100% yet most of us as fans don't even give that, so how can we sit here and expect that from the players?

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    • February 18, 2015 at 14:20
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      @ChrisMFC: `Players don`t always give 100%`???
      With the money they get,they should give more every game.
      Not surprised fans don`t give full support with the s**t we have to watch every game.

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      • February 18, 2015 at 16:51
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        @Longfield Lion: I didn't realise we we're Chelsea and had to win every week, I understand some fans can't afford to go week in week out but too often I hear crap like "I aint going we're s***" or "I aint going until we get a new manger" pathetic excuses if you ask me. In response to the money comment I do understand that but times have changed, football is no longer about playing for the shirt, its about money. We have had too many players in recent years who don't give 100% but the ones who get slated most seem to be the ones who do give it. So where's the line drawn? No matter what people will complain and I guess that's part of supporting Millwall but unless you're getting down the den to support THIS team you shouldn't be commenting on who should and shouldn't play. Before somebody says it also, I do respect the older fans who spent there younger days following Millwall through thick and thin but right now it's this team that matters.

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  • February 18, 2015 at 14:20
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    I can't understand the attitude of some people on here. Players get injured. That happens, It's not the manager's fault is it?
    Dunne is weak at right back but he seems to be doing OK at CH with the Hoover so keep him there. So, the only real option is Hoyte unfortunately or maybe Siafa, but Ollie seems not to rate him either.

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    • February 18, 2015 at 14:33
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      @junkmale: I agree with you on the Dunne Hoover partnership, but I would bring back Sid Nelson at right back.

      Injuries happen, this team is beginning to gel and pretty soon we will see Wall giving a few teams a good hiding

      Maybe this Saturday

      COYL

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    • February 18, 2015 at 14:44
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      Hoyte will get slaughtered by the fans after a mistake or even before so I don't see how that can be anything other than a disaster if he plays. Should get him away from the club asap.

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  • February 18, 2015 at 14:27
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    I think it's a shame chaplow has not been given a chance, at reading away in the 2nd half he was superb but then dropped against forest and never seen again.

    As for Dunne, every time the ball goes in to the box i dread it because im not doubting his commitment etc but he is not a center back, he has no positional awareness and is out jumped all the time but it is not his fault he is playing there no that is coco the clowns. we have beevers, shittu,webster, nelson but none of them are deemed to be a better center half then dunne, really.

    we need a striker on loan, but we have a striker at my local non league side Finchley in the rymans premier league who is scoring almost every week and is only 22, worth the gamble.

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    • February 18, 2015 at 14:44
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      @golden lion: To be honest, we need another centre back, a striker and now a right back. By the end of this season will will have had about fifty players in the team!

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    • February 18, 2015 at 16:55
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      @golden lion: I'm going to straight up deny your opinion that Dunne can't play CB because I just don't believe it, he's a lot calmer on the ball playing there than he is when at RB. Recently his passion seems to of been matched with Hooiveld's and they've been solid (I feel Huddersfield was a blip from the team).

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    • February 18, 2015 at 21:01
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      @golden lion: If he's 22 years old and playing for Finchley in the Ryman that should probably tell you why he isn't worth a gamble.

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  • February 18, 2015 at 14:39
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    Cummins was coplaining about his groin beforehand why did he play and worsten it ....the phisio must of known......bunch of amatuers are running our club.....

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  • February 18, 2015 at 15:30
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    Just spent a oner on tickets for Saturday, and another decent player goes down injured and we are back to relying on dunne to fill the gap! Priceless!!!!

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  • February 18, 2015 at 15:59
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    Unbelievable!!! Is it a contractual obligation to be made of glass?

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  • February 18, 2015 at 16:48
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    the thing is it aint a one-off like a suspension - this could be 5 games or more so something proper has to be done - something that works

    yes and why play him in the first place last week - and we lost so it didn't matter

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  • February 18, 2015 at 17:19
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    Something is not being done properly. I hear from a reliable source the the players get pampered.

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  • February 18, 2015 at 17:54
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    Remember the day when the player nearly went on strike because paphitis wanted them to pay for their toast.. YES ! Today footballers are well and truly PAMPERED .

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  • February 18, 2015 at 18:12
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    The Tin Man from the Wizard of Oz and his agent have been seen leaving the Den expect him to start Saturday

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  • February 18, 2015 at 18:21
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    There is so much wrong with the quotes from Holloway above that I can't be bothered to finish this po

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  • February 18, 2015 at 19:09
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    Just put Dunne there you mug and play Berbers and Hoover in the middle, if you have to play Dunne at CB then bring Siafa up for cover, give the kid experience but play him every bloody game

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