Jack Powell hopes to be Millwall set-piece taker next season

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JACK Powell hopes to be able to take set-pieces regularly for Millwall next season.

The 21-year-old replaced Shaun Williams after 65 minutes against Wimbledon and looked threatening with each of the Lions’ nine second-half corners.

He helped set up Sid Nelson’s last-minute equaliser in the 1-1 draw against the Dons on Saturday and the midfielder revealed he isn't nervous at holding dead ball responsibilities.

Speaking after Saturday's draw at Kingsmeadow, Powell said: “I’ve always got on the corners and set-pieces for the U21s last season.”

“I've set up goals from corners and scored from set-pieces, I try to put the ball in good areas with a lot of pace on so the big lads can get on the end of them and get a few goals.

“I think we looked dangerous from them when I came on and it’s something we will look to work on.

“I'm practicing them all the time and I always put myself forward for them.

“The gaffer has seen what I have done in the U21s with a dead ball and he puts me forward, so I don't feel flustered or feel under any pressure taking any set-pieces, and hopefully the lads can get on the end of them.”

Powell missed Tuesday’s draw with Bromley at Hayes Lane through injury, but admitted it was for the best as he got 25 minutes of pre-season under the belt against the Dons.

And the midfielder said that manager Neil Harris has told the team not to be too disappointed at not winning either warm-up game.

“I’m a little bit disappointed not to get minutes against Bromley,” Powell explained. “But I got a little knock beforehand and as a precaution I was pulled from of team.

“It was probably for the best to be safe in those circumstances so early in the season.

“It was good to get out on the pitch, though, and a last-minute equaliser is good at any time of the season, be it during pre-season or in the regular season, so we’re buzzing.

“We’re disappointed to get two draws in the two pre-season games, we feel we've dominated both games but it's always good to get a last-minute equaliser.

“We will keep going no matter what the score is, even if we are up by three goals or down by three goals, we will try and put the ball in the back of the net.”

Powell added: “It’s still early days and we’re still buying into what the gaffer wants.

“We’re simplifying things and getting into teams' faces: pressing high, and playing football in their half.

“We have be patient and not be too disheartened at not winning both games, but when the season starts it's when the real business happens.

“Hopefully we can put games to bed early on and go one or two goals up and enjoy the game.”

Jay Taylor

(@jay_taylor18)

33 thoughts on “Jack Powell hopes to be Millwall set-piece taker next season

  • July 20, 2015 at 09:26
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    I love this sort of talk good luck this season son thats the thing I love about youth no fear

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  • July 20, 2015 at 09:30
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    Really think he'll be a quality player, just hope he's upto the physicallity of league one

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  • July 20, 2015 at 09:39
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    Despite all the best intentions until we have a striker to partner Greggs up front we will struggle and then the youth will think again about their careers at Millwall.
    JB you must get someone soon.

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    • July 20, 2015 at 15:25
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      @AireLys: you'll get your wish now o'brien has done his ankle good and proper.

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  • July 20, 2015 at 09:43
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    Williams, joe martin and powell fighting to take set pieces? I like the sound of that! As long as there is competition good enough so that lee martin never has to take another free kick again, I'm happy.

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    • July 20, 2015 at 09:57
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      @mfclions:
      The rate that Martin (lee) gets injured at I don't think you'll have to worry too much about that TBH mate.

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  • July 20, 2015 at 10:06
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    I saw Jack Powel put in a superb performance in the league cup midweek game can't remember who against. I thought he knocked the ball about and dominated. Good player

    Good luck Jack great young player who must of improved since too!!

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    • July 20, 2015 at 12:11
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      @JONO: It was against an almost full strength Southampton side

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      • July 20, 2015 at 17:04
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        @Steve: your right mate!!! I remember a few wally's booing our team off at full time... Really good performance from the young lads against a strong Southampton!!

        Cant wait to see them develop as a team!! We do need a striker though!!

        COYL

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  • July 20, 2015 at 10:07
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    Morison being released by Leeds maybe just maybe...............go get him Neil

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    • July 20, 2015 at 10:31
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      @MIGHTY: Fits the bill as far as i'm concerned, especially in this division.

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    • July 20, 2015 at 10:44
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      @MIGHTY: I would happily have him back, would be good in this league. Where have you seen that he has been released? He scored over the weekend for Weeds.

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      • July 20, 2015 at 10:53
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        @whiteliont: tried to put the link up for you but wont allow it its on the newsnow leeds site

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        • July 20, 2015 at 11:09
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          @MIGHTY:
          http://throughitalltogether.sbnation.com/2015/7/19/9000879/report-steve-morison-and-nicky-ajose-on-the-market-billy-sharp-to

          Cheers for the heads up.

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    • July 20, 2015 at 11:29
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      @MIGHTY:

      Morning mate,

      Ellandback has put it in his daily morning debate, says he'll go for any reasonable offer so watch this space.

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    • July 20, 2015 at 13:34
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      @MIGHTY: Cristian Ceballos ex Barcelona graduate and Tottenham has been released and is on a free...only 22...just a thought

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  • July 20, 2015 at 10:34
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    Powell will be a big test of NH and the coaching team's knowledge

    he does strike a good ball - but so far he has a weakness with his positional play and he lacks pace

    they have to teach him how to play a role and develop some speed over 10/15 yards - then he can be a very useful player

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  • July 20, 2015 at 11:15
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    http://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2015/07/19/report-rosler-makes-ajose-morison-and-sharp-available-for-elland/

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      • July 20, 2015 at 17:19
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        @rowanonthewing7:
        Well Morrison done it for us in league 1 and where to begin with sharp in league 1 ! People say Morrison is judis but left us for a premier league team and when he went to leeds he really wanted to come to us instead but was part of the deal for Luciano but he still came back on loan I think he loves the club and and can make up for seasons with out him!?

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  • July 20, 2015 at 13:26
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    What still in wales reckoning doubt he will come and play s*** football in this s*** league.

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  • July 20, 2015 at 15:50
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    another bright prospect for the future! we're already in a much healthier position than last year, we've off loaded the free loaders and over halved the wage bill. got double figures of youth coming through a (millwall) man in charge, new backroom staff some nice free signings in archer, martin and craig who is gonna be a great captain for us. a lot of fans over looking all the good that's been done just coz we need a striker! yes we need a striker but be f****** patient, it's come in good time.

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  • July 20, 2015 at 20:52
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    Let's hope Powelly IS the set piece taker next season - for all our sakes!

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    • July 21, 2015 at 08:56
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      @brooker: Make that 2! We needed a striker before AoB injury now we need 2. Morison and Le Fondre or Morison and Maynard. All 3 have been dropped by the previous clubs and all 3 have got something to prove. I worry we will rely too much on Greggs who has a knee niggle, aggravate that and he could be facing a long spell out. Need 2 more!

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      • July 21, 2015 at 09:28
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        @Bexley_Lion: le fondre wants to go north but you never know plus Bolton want him and raising half a mill to get him surely we got that to try anyway and Maynard a good player

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      • July 21, 2015 at 10:03
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        @Bexley_Lion:
        it's now my default response to every post on this site which isn't news about a new striker (or 2).
        I get the impression we are saving a few quid and bringing philpot up to the seniors to make up numbers, so don't expect a signing to cover AOB.
        We will just be signing 1 big lump to stick his nut on crosses, or a little fella that can jump 5ft

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