Millwall's Nelson: We recovered well after early setback

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SID Nelson wasn’t too disappointed that Millwall failed to see out the game at Bromley on Tuesday evening.

Tony Craig’s own goal in the last minute left the final score 2-2 after John Marquis had levelled and Ben Thompson put Millwall ahead.

Nelson, who signed a new deal with the club in the summer and partnered Mark Beevers in the centre of the defence, was replaced after 45 minutes with Byron Webster coming on.

That was a pre-planned move with Harris determined to give everyone a run at Hayes Lane.

Nineteen-year-old Nelson also had to cope with some slippery conditions but was pleased to get back playing after a tough pre-season.

He said: “Obviously it was quite sticky and it was skidding down the channels. We saw that with the first goal but we handled it.

“Every game that’s put in front of you you want to win, but for us it was about getting some more minutes in the legs.

“It’s about getting that knowhow and understanding what the gaffer wants us to do. It’s a new group and everyone came through it so that’s the main thing really.

“The gaffer has a particular philosophy and at the back end of last season it worked. If we can go again like that we can push on and do well.

“Bromley are a good side, they got promoted last season for a reason and it was difficult for us. But we’re getting back into a game situation now and that’s the important thing.”

John Kelly


22 thoughts on “Millwall's Nelson: We recovered well after early setback

  • July 16, 2015 at 10:06


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    • July 16, 2015 at 10:09


      Exactly mate seeing how he died 9 years ago at a ripe old age so not bad really lol!!

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  • July 16, 2015 at 10:27

    IMO, this lad is one for the future but not for at the start of this season. we need a solid start as we will not be challenging for promotion unless we improve our strikers so its Webster and Craig for me, with Cummings and Martin. Nelson has potential but at the moment he is reckless in the tackle and not strong enough physically, but he will improve and bulk up with age. Morrison would do for me but i heard he clashed with Harris when he moved to Norwich.

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