Nelson: Millwall's final seven games will "feel like derbies"

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SID Nelson says Millwall's Good Friday clash with rivals Charlton is the first of seven "derbies" for the Lions as they fight to stay in the Championship.

The Lions, who host the Addicks at The Den this week, are seven points adrift of safety in the Championship heading into the final run-in.

But Nelson believes that a unified dressing room under interim boss Neil Harris, coupled with improved performances in recent weeks, will lead to results.

"Every game between now and the end of the season is going to feel like a derby for us," Nelson said.

"Given the way we're now playing and the way training has been going under Chopper, I feel there's a unity in the dressing room and we're all really looking forward to Charlton.

"The fans want to see the Millwall way – a Millwall side playing proper football.

"That doesn't mean playing out from the back, over-playing and passing into stupid areas, the fans want to see 100 percent passion, hard work and commitment.

"If you do those three things, then the rest follows."

Nelson, who could line-up for the first time against the Addicks at senior level, feels he is adjusting well to first-team football.

"Not looking out of place is the biggest thing for me," he said.

"When I first broke into the team, I felt like a young boy who was living the dream – I didn't really feel part of it.

"Now I'm tight with the squad. Fitting in has helped."

Jay Taylor

(@jay_taylor18)

14 thoughts on “Nelson: Millwall's final seven games will "feel like derbies"

  • March 30, 2015 at 11:32
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    Let's hope your playing in all of them instead of Dunne

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    • March 30, 2015 at 11:53
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      @sjk1768: Dunne should be put out to pasture. The future of Millwall either at championship or league one level is not with the likes of Dunne or Shittu. End of the season will hopefully see a clearout akin to an enema.

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  • March 30, 2015 at 11:34
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    Keep the same eleven that started the brentford game.and the anoraks wont be a problem.

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    • March 30, 2015 at 17:39
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      @Jim28:We wanna start like the brentford game, and all will be well.( NOLU,WDC).

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  • March 30, 2015 at 11:46
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    "That doesn't mean playing out from the back, over-playing and passing into stupid areas I wonder who he was referring to. Even the young players thought he was a clown.

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    • March 30, 2015 at 13:02
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      @block 28:Agree Block28, So it wasn't just the majority of us on here then !! we could see that the players had lost belief a while ago IMO.

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  • March 30, 2015 at 11:48
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    not over playing, stupid football......block you beat me to it, well done mate.

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  • March 30, 2015 at 13:42
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    I wil always pick nelson over dunne nelson solid and show passion and always wants 2 get the ball COYL let win all are games it do able show fight

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  • March 30, 2015 at 13:46
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    Speaks volumes about how Ollie was coaching the players, it seems he had a different approach to the way the game should be played, right or wrong but the comment "That doesn't mean playing out from the back, over-playing and passing into stupid areas' just shows how the players felt about it. I would think Chopper had no choice but to go back to basics and the players seem more comfortable that way.

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  • March 30, 2015 at 14:43
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    O yeah chopper if ur listening pls dont play dunne he been s*** 4 us 4 a couple of years now dunne tell chopper can u leave me LB in the dressing room sweet

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  • March 30, 2015 at 16:53
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    Play Beevers instead of Horatio. Nothing personal about Syd but need old and experienced centre back for this one. Rest of the team same but start The Hoff for the first half and then bring on Paddy O' Brien after the Hoff has run the robin's defence ragged. Push Uppy up Jimmi in front of back four and let Bungy Williams do the playmaking. Play to Greg's strength running into the channels with Maggie on the left flank. 3 points - the law of averages says that we will win a home game - what better time. Then Watford, then Wigan you never know................not a peep from Ollie and not a peep from Lomas - mind boggles do they get gagged when they are booted out of Wall. Cannot imagine the amount of money wasted on those two JB and AA what a balls up. Still got my name down for a yuppy flat when the den is regenerated by the WHO. Note for the kitman Wall in blue and addicks in red.

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  • March 30, 2015 at 18:02
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    we will see how strong Chopper is ......the only way for Dunne to stay is as Zampa

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  • March 30, 2015 at 20:05
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    Sid will be very eager to impress this Friday. He has loads of mates who are charlton.

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