Trotter: Early goal key to Millwall's FA Cup win over Luton

© Kieran Galvin
© Kieran Galvin

LIAM Trotter felt scoring an early goal was the key to Millwall's 3-0 victory over Luton Town in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Saturday.

The Lions set up a quarter-final date with Blackburn Rovers next month after disposing of the non-league Hatters at a sold-out Kenilworth Road.

And Trotter believes Henry's 12th-minute opener was crucial in dampening the spirits of the home fans. He told NewsAtDen: "Luton had done well in the last two rounds so it was a tough game.



"But we set out with a good attitude and I think we matched them physically as well. That little bit of quality between the divisions showed in the end and we scored three good goals.

"In these ties, if you are the team from the higher league the first thing you want is an early goal. It takes the pressure off and it deflates the opposition.

"We got that early goal – it was a really good finish from James – and Luton had an uphill task from then on. From there we didn't look back.



"The back four put in a really good performance and we showed what we really needed to show, which was a good attitude, to match them. It was a good team effort.

"But this game is already forgotten for us. We're focused on playing Peterborough on Tuesday – the league is our bread and butter and we need to get our form right. We need to get a good result."

Staff

(@NewsAtDen)

10 thoughts on “Trotter: Early goal key to Millwall's FA Cup win over Luton

  • February 18, 2013 at 08:58
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    Yeah Liam the back four looked good against a non league side, shame about the two in CM, you need to up your game big time pal your making jimmy look a lot worse than he is your offering him nothing and your positioning is exposing his weakness (passing). Think yourself a lucky boy mate cause I would've dropped your a*** a long time ago. Stop sulking and letting everyone down and play like the player we know you are. Oh and get rid of that poxy beard

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  • February 18, 2013 at 11:32
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    I think we all need to face facts. If we want to move forward as a club we need players like Trotter and Henry. It was alright with players who work hard when we were in League 1 (e.g. feeney). I completely agree that it would be nice to see Trotter run once in a while but with the ball at his feet there is no one better at our club.

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    • February 18, 2013 at 13:24
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      Not sure I agree with the last bit of that comment Luke (sorry). I saw Trotts give the ball away far to often and to do that he needed the ball at his feet to start with. He did a few things right when N'Gussen came on but lets remember that Luton are a non league side (I'm not being disrespectful to them) If he cant pass it then he needs to RUN with it end of.

      COYL!!!!!!!!

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      • February 18, 2013 at 13:26
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        Sorry that reply was to Chorister's reply lol

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        • February 18, 2013 at 13:33
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          So did everyone he still did it less than most

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  • February 18, 2013 at 12:14
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    No one is disputing trotters ability but if he plays with consistency then he will be worth 2.5/3m but in the last couple months he's been missing. unfortunately KJ has no one else to come in for a couple games so he can clear his head, that's why another CM or two will do us wonders. It will take the burden off his shoulders and also give him a bit of comp for his place which is something we haven't got, if jimmy ain't doing it then KJ puts wright in. I really hope we get someone in cause its obvious to see. I'm glad we got b.burn could you imagine getting Chelsea or Man U at the den as good as it will be we'll get smashed all over the place they have the best midfields in the prem by a mile, surely you can see it chorister ?

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  • February 18, 2013 at 12:30
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    I think that instead of bringing in afobe and tyson in on loan. We could have played Hulse up front and Trotter just behind considering thats where he always seems to play well. Get the best out of our best players. I can also see your point about playing the big prem sides, but i would rather play them in the hostile enviroment at the den, than at the pitch at wembley which is perfect for the big sides passing game.

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    • February 18, 2013 at 15:26
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      Yep that's valid but we want a great day out we know we're never going to win the fa cup so give us the big boys at wembley. I was surprised at getting BOTH Tyson and BA should have sent Tyson back when he got injured, but I'm glad KJ acted on it though. Your right about trotter and playing players in their strongest position, but say hulse gets injured or suspended who would you play up top, I think using trotter like that depends who we're playing. We've Peterborough tomorrow who are bottom of the league and like to let a couple goals in so it would be a good game for trotts to find form again. I wouldn't mind if he was doing well and not scoring but its his all round game, just a bit disappointed in him.if we don't sell him then he'll ask for an improved contract which at the mo he doesn't deserve.

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  • February 18, 2013 at 13:40
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    Trotter is still having a sulk that he wasn't bought by a Premiership club during the window.
    As far as I know, we didn't even have any enquiries for him which says a lot about his current form.
    Time to put some effort in Trotter !!

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  • February 18, 2013 at 16:35
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    yeah put some effort in trotter,then someone just might come in and take you off our hands hopefully

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