Gueye understanding of super-sub role, says Millwall boss

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NEIL Harris admits Magaye Gueye is not "happy" with his role as a super sub but says the Frenchman is understanding of the situation.

Gueye has scored in two of his last three appearances for the Lions – taking his tally for the season to five – but he hasn't started a game since early February.

The 24-year-old would like to be a regular in the side but Harris believes the attacker is a great "impact" player to bring off the bench late in games.

"You need subs like that in the modern game, definitely," Harris said, speaking after Gueye's match-clinching strike against Wigan on Tuesday.

"A lot of football all over the world is about staying in the game and then unleashing subs to make a difference. Magaye has certainly got that ability.

"The lad's got some terrific talent and it's just getting the best out of him when possible.

"Is he happy? I don't expect any of my players to be happy if they're a sub – unless they're promoted to the bench from being out of the squad.

"So no, he's not happy but he understands. He wants to play, to win and to score goals.

"If he comes off the bench and scores in each of the the next four games, I'll be delighted."

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

28 thoughts on “Gueye understanding of super-sub role, says Millwall boss

  • April 17, 2015 at 11:17
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    Bomber has learnt more about man management and being a manager in a few short weeks than silly bolox does after 20 (really) odd years.
    In bomber we trust.
    Maggy you just carry on doing what your doing and you'll be fine.

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  • April 17, 2015 at 11:20
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    Maggie's touch and class on the ball is clear to see, what remains to be seen is how consistent he can be over 90 minutes. I would not drop O'Brien for him at the moment, but O'Brien needs to give us two good halves every game. Against Wigan he was missing first half but very good in the second.

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  • April 17, 2015 at 11:23
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    Dont think he was happy under Ollie. But seems much more happy with Harris. and seems to understand the role he is being asked to play at the present, I personally would love to see him get more playing time and i dont think it will be too long before he becomes a regular 1st team player.
    and if he keeps getting the chances and keeps tucking them away his chance is going to come sooner rather than later...Keep up the good work Maggie.

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  • April 17, 2015 at 11:28
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    On this one i have to dissagree with bomber.if you look at his goals per game ratio.bot even shearer had his score rate..i refuse to believe that someone of his age cannot do this from the first whistle..maggie keep on scoring

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  • April 17, 2015 at 11:29
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    Gueye will be a good player for us next season,Not say that he is not any good now but under Neil he will be much more sharper.I think this team is taking shape nicely now its a pity there is only a few games left

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  • April 17, 2015 at 11:30
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    Can understand Bombers logic & its getting the best from each individual for every game , though also understand Maggies view as a footballer you want to play & play for 90mins , all said & done good that he's pushing & playing as I feel we need to keep him , he's a great asset to us.

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  • April 17, 2015 at 11:33
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    Shame that muppet Holloway wasn't sacked 10 games earlier we'd be safe by now
    Those at the top cocked up good n proper

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  • April 17, 2015 at 11:37
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    Does anyone know whats happening with the FA / rotherham decision ? if its a case of the FA will decide before the end of the season what are the feelings about that !! should it not be in black & white that if a team fields a in eligible player that team should automatically have so many points deducted , like if a club goes into administration .

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    • April 17, 2015 at 11:43
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      @Jingles: Depends on the outcome of the game - if the teams clearly got an advantage out of it or not - although personally I think it should be set in stone! like going into administration is automatically a 10 point deduction! at the end of the day its cheating... worse than diving not quite as bad as match fixing!

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    • April 17, 2015 at 12:12
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      @Jingles: You would like to think Ambler could make a bit of noise about the situation since he is on the Football League Board of Directors. If a team fields an ineligible player and wins the match?!.. then surely a fine and an automatic 3 points deduction no arguments.

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      • April 17, 2015 at 13:15
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        @Bexley_Lion: How do we know he is not, just not in public which would definitely be a mistake by seeming to put pressure on the FA. I would think a word in the right ear to say something along the lines of "if there is not a points reduction we will be calling in the lawyers" just to let them know our position quietly and in private.

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    • April 17, 2015 at 12:21
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      @Jingles: Generally it seems that if the team win the game they get deducted 3 points, and if they lose they just get a fine. I agree it should be set in stone, but I'm more worried that they will just carry it over for the start of next season based on how late in they season it is....

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    • April 17, 2015 at 17:55
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      @Jingles: For the Football League to announce that they are investigating, either they know that the player was ineligible or the club informed them of the fact.
      Either way they are guilty, so WTF are they messing about for ?

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  • April 17, 2015 at 11:40
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    For me, Maggie has outshone all other wide/attacking options every time he's played - surely he can't remain on the bench!! I agree with the "if it aint broke don't fix it" attitude but I also think he's worked himself into the starting line-up with his performances!

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    • April 17, 2015 at 12:58
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      @Peckham exile: It's a good point but in a team which has struggled so badly for goals in the past 3 years it seems silly to have a player with his goals to game ratio sat on the bench for an hour a game!

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    • April 17, 2015 at 12:07
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      @terry the turk lion: tel just to let u know I've dislike a couple by accident due to poxy I phone scrolling up and down its (cracked) so nothing personnel just mistake and UR the poor bugger that's gets dislikes only accountable for 2 or3 so I've give u a few likes sorry mate hope it makes UR day better

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  • April 17, 2015 at 11:46
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    12 posts and not a single dislike.....yet

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    • April 17, 2015 at 12:24
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      @Peckham exile:
      I'm not worried I think it's a laugh now and look forward to getting them.

      I HAVE 9 DISLIKES FOR MY FIRST POST, WHAT A CUNCH OF BUNTS, BASSTARDS, WHY WHY, WHATS WRONG WITH PEOPLE, WHY OH WHY, ....F.U.C.K.E.R.S PMSFL

      COME ON YOU LIONS

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  • April 17, 2015 at 12:12
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    Don't think he will start games until he learns to defend. Best coming off the bench for now and hopefully it will keep him hungry for more.

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    • April 17, 2015 at 13:29
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      @Peckham exile: Also agree, I think Fordy gave him a rocket for the Charlton goal. We have all been calling for a settled squad and that is what we have at the moment, barring injuries, suspensions etc.

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  • April 17, 2015 at 13:17
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    Gueye has done enough to warrant a starting place his potential is enormous, his accuracy in scoring has been seen last two games. Give him the opportunity it will boost his confidence no end and may result in a few more wins.

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  • April 17, 2015 at 14:27
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    We have to believe Neil has his reasons and they will come to light to the rest of us in time to come

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  • April 17, 2015 at 15:41
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    I would play him if he can score when he come on most times imagine if he started how he will b more confident 2 score or 2 set up some goals 4 o Brian or geogery or our midfield COYL NOLU, WDC

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  • April 17, 2015 at 16:50
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    The obvious place for Maggy is in place of Gregory or OBrien so its a tough one for Bomber.....as for the FA decision the 3 points need to come off before they have the excuse of saying its too harsh to send them down

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  • April 17, 2015 at 21:56
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    Obviously the lad has made a massive impact from the bench but i would like to see Maggie possibly start a game upfront i like the way he switches from left to right wing and from what ive seen he is much more effective on the left keep up the good work and im sure your time will come

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