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

(@jkelly1882)

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

  • July 16, 2015 at 10:27
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    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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  • July 16, 2015 at 10:37
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    If Bromleys,s magnificent defence made it difficult for us what hope do we have for this season bottom 10 in my opinion especially with a young squad and the amount of engerys we get Marquis not good enough Gregory on pain killing injections the supporters will need pain killing and memory loss
    By the end of another season following the mighty Lions let's hope Harris doesn't take to much abuse after we get off to a ad start yet again

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  • July 16, 2015 at 10:47
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    I surpose that AFC Wimbledon will be another 21 team change about for players fitness we need to start playing a. System and to get players used to each other on the pitch will be interesting to see Harris finally first team nelson will grow into a quality centre back I'm sure we have a future it's the present that's the worry let's hope we get into winning ways

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  • July 16, 2015 at 12:13
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    If we cant beat Bromley - we won't beat AFC
    Its looking very ominous
    We cannot attract players because of who we are
    Bad Image
    Bad Reputation
    No money
    No real ambition
    When players choose Barnsley over Millwall its a very sad state to be in

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  • July 16, 2015 at 12:54
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    Are we ever going to have a story about a SIGNING ????
    No - I thought not !

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  • July 16, 2015 at 12:55
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    We need a striker asap nelson is going 2 be a legend at our beloved MILLWALL I love it when defenders get stuck in and when they are not scared of the ball or when they pull back of the ball 2 make the strikers come forward that what I like about nelson he a animal but we do need a striker or 2 plus we are playing 2 upfront so we need option COYL hurry up kick off is soon get player's in before it 2 late

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  • July 16, 2015 at 13:25
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    Can always rely on the folk on NAD to be the most miserable and negative fans in world football... We might as well just ready ourselves for a relegation battle and release everyone on a free transfer and pack up and go home!! Either that or buy a prolific goal scorer that 1. Doesn't cost a fortune 2. No one else knows about and 3. Is willing to play in league one.. Cos lets face it, there's 100's of prolific goal scorers just sitting about waiting for a club to snap them up!!!!

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    • July 16, 2015 at 13:46
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      @ettieneverveer: Rather than make sarcastic remarks about some of our posts, why not give your take on our squad and how you see us doing this season? i am neither miserable or negative, i just give my opinions on how i see the club i have supported for 50 odd years, which i think is the reason for this site !!

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      • July 16, 2015 at 13:52
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        @rowanonthewing7: Spot on. I have supported Millwall for over 45 years and will say how I see it.
        I think it says on NAD - SPEAK YOUR MIND ?

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      • July 16, 2015 at 14:05
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        @rowanonthewing7: yes we could do with another striker but, people need to realise its not going to be a 25+ goals a season man... Unless by some complete fluke, we gamble on someone who's never done it before but just has an amazing season!!
        Gregory will score 20+ goals this season, keep the faith!!!
        Marquis 10+
        O'Brien 8
        And when this happens, just remember you heard it here first....
        Gregory is a goal scorer!!!!

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        • July 16, 2015 at 14:22
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          @ettieneverveer: Gregory 20+ - Hope you are right,cannot see it myself.
          Perhaps everyone sounds negative because we are relying on a young squad and after years of struggle are hoping for a change of fortune ?
          Let me just say again that League 1 this season is not going to be anywhere near as difficult as it was when we left in 2010.
          Just look at the teams in League 1 then - Southampton,Norwich,Leeds etc.
          I expect Sheff Utd and Wigan to be up at the top,but after that it seems very open next season.

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        • July 16, 2015 at 18:24
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          @ettieneverveer: That could be about right, my worry is that Gregory is having injections into his knee tendon ! still COYL !!

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  • July 16, 2015 at 16:00
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    We have played 3 friendlies against weak opposition and our strikers have scored 1 goal a J.M. penalty.

    not difficult to see why some fans are getting anxious really is it ?

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    • July 16, 2015 at 19:11
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      @MIGHTY: granted but it's just a run out at the end of the day. I've seen a local Saturday league outfit beat a Premiership team so shows how much they mean to the players

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  • July 16, 2015 at 18:32
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    I don't want to knock the players, I really don't
    But shut up and play football
    Last season their was too much talking and not enough action. Players should let their game do the talking, managers do the press stuff.

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  • July 16, 2015 at 19:07
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    Why is everyone so f**king down we ain't kick a ball in anger yet!!! Bristol went up with a bunch of nobodies youngsters and a couple of experienced players and they took this league by storm!!! If you ain't behind the team you ain't Millwall so shut the f*** up complaining about what we ain't got and scream from the roof tops about what we have got!!! Millwall til I die!

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