Lowry won't change aggressive style despite two-match ban

© David Scriven
© David Scriven

SHANE Lowry insists he will not change his aggressive style of play despite triggering a two-match ban with his tenth booking of the season.

Lowry has been shown more yellow cards than any other player in the Championship this term and was cautioned for a lunge on Chris Eagles against Bolton on Saturday.

The defender will now miss Millwall's next two games – the visit of Burnley to The Den next weekend followed by the much-anticipated FA Cup fourth round tie against former club Aston Villa.

Lowry said: "I'm disappointed but, at the same time, I can't go into games worrying about getting booked. That's just the nature of how I play.

"I've just moved to left-back so I have had to learn a new position. I'm not going to change my game – that's just me. Obviously I need to get the bookings down but I'll carry on in the same way.

"Eagles is one of their most dangerous players and he had the ball at his feet in space. I had a quick look behind me and there was nobody else there.

"He's knocked it past me and sometimes you have to take one for the team, so that's what I did. But we've got a lot of depth in the squad and quality players who can come in."

Despite his disciplinary record, Lowry has been a big hit since switching to left-back and while the Australian was initially unsure about moving positions, he says he is now revelling in his new role.

"At the start, I wasn't too keen about it. I still see myself as a centre-half but the gaffer has given me a lot of confidence to play on the left and a good run of games there," he said.

"I seem to be thriving on it and I'm enjoying it now. I've got three or four assists from left-back and hopefully I can chip in with more goals from set-pieces.

"I'm part of a back four that's doing really well at the moment. A settled back four is key. At the start of the season we had a few injuries and suspensions, so there was some chopping and changing."

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

5 thoughts on “Lowry won't change aggressive style despite two-match ban

  • January 14, 2013 at 09:31
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    good wouldnt want it any other way shane !!!

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  • January 14, 2013 at 10:12
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    You are real wall mate ..... get stuck in son we love it.

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  • January 14, 2013 at 11:34
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    thats what i love to hear,they know when they have played Millwall

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  • January 14, 2013 at 11:50
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    Shame he will miss Villa game. I'm sure he would have been well fired up against his old team.

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  • January 14, 2013 at 16:30
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    Chance for Scott Malone to shine in his best position, Shane might struggle to get back in after this. Two very promising young players fighting for the same position is EXACTLY what we want.

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