Millwall's Ferguson celebrates – but Forde faces play-off wait

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THERE were contrasting fortunes for two of Millwall’s internationals last night.

Shane Ferguson came on as a 71st-minute substitute to share in the glory of Northern Ireland’s qualification for the European Championships for the first time in their history.

They had already secured their place at the tournament next summer but a 1-1 draw in Finland also ensured they topped Group F to end their remarkable campaign in style.

David Forde, who has dropped behind West Ham’s Darren Randolph in the Republic of Ireland’s pecking order, was on the bench as Martin O’Neill’s side lost 2-1 to Poland and they now face a two-legged play-off in November for a place in France.

Meanwhile, John Marquis’ first outing on loan at Leyton Orient was a losing one.

The striker was sprung from the bench at half-time with Orient 3-1 down at Crawley and though they pulled it back to 3-2 they couldn’t snatch a point.

Former Lions defender Alan Dunne was also sent off as Ian Hendon’s side slipped from third to seventh in the League Two table.

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68 thoughts on “Millwall's Ferguson celebrates – but Forde faces play-off wait

  • October 12, 2015 at 06:53
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    You got a keeper who cant get a look in for millwall and a loan player who has never done 90mins..mucking our away fixtures up how does that help us..

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    • October 12, 2015 at 10:15
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      @Jim28: It helped last time Jim when Neil said after the Chesterfield defeat they had work to do on the training pitch. Coincided with four wins one loss and a draw last month.

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      • October 12, 2015 at 10:26
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        @lennie the lion: so losing and drawing our last two..is a good thing len?

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        • October 12, 2015 at 10:38
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          @Jim28: That is why I think the international break could come at just the right time Jim. As you say lost our way a little in the last couple of games, although I think we were unlucky at Wigan and we beat Northampton quite comfortable, so nothing to much wrong at the moment, I would suggest, and it has given Neil and the team time to regroup especially how to cope without Jimmy and give Saville time to learn that position.

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          • October 12, 2015 at 11:05
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            @lennie the lion: the problem with the international break is we fall further down the league & saville was emergency 28 day loan whether he plays or not so we ain't going to see much more of him unless we can extend his loan. Still think we need another midfielder as Williams keeps picking cards up.

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  • October 12, 2015 at 08:41
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    Oh, what a surprise, Dunne sent off for Orient, and Marquis not scoring, bit of deja vu??

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    • October 12, 2015 at 10:31
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      @beedoscores: dunny's first sending of in a year hardly deja vu..as for jm did you expect anything then not scoring?

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      • October 12, 2015 at 13:48
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        @Jim28: well my comment was a bit 'tongue in cheek' but saying that, the majority of players go their whole career without getting sent off, so the fact its Dunne's first for over a year is nothing to be proud about.

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        • October 12, 2015 at 15:06
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          @beedoscores: so your not proud of williams and god knows what you think of terry hurlock

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          • October 12, 2015 at 18:33
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            @Jim28: Difference is Hurlock was quality and Dunne wasn't. Not proud of Williams, done nothing to deserve it yet.

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