Jackett "very confident" Shittu will sign new Millwall deal

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KENNY Jackett says he is "very confident" Millwall captain Danny Shittu will sign a new contract – with final negotiations set to take place over the international break.

NewsAtDen revealed last week that the Lions want Shittu and winger Chris Taylor to agree terms on extensions before their season resumes on March 29 against Leicester City.

Shittu has already held informal discussions with the club and Jackett believes the Nigerian putting pen-to-paper is now little more than a formality.



When asked about the 31-year-old's contract talks after Millwall's 2-0 win at Charlton, Jackett said: "I think we are all sorted to be honest, I am very confident."

He added: "Danny has played a captain's role all season in both boxes. He's been a very big player for us and deserves to be captain.

"He leads out there and you could see that again on Saturday. He's very proud to play for the club."



Shittu will remain captain for the remainder of the season, with Paul Robinson still recovering from groin surgery, but Jackett says the latter's return would provide a welcome headache.

"It would be a nice problem to have," he said. "I signed Danny to play with Robinson because in his last spell they formed a very good partnership.

"You cannot have enough leaders. It is hard to find experienced people that can get hold of other players and it's something that builds up over the years.

"It takes a certain type of personality, so if I end up with two I'll be very happy."

But Jackett does not expect Robinson to make a comeback this campaign. He said: "If I'm pleasantly surprised that would be fantastic. Paul is out and moving well, which is good.

"His progression is good but I am not expecting him to come back this season. I think he needs to set himself and have a good pre-season and go on from there."

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7 thoughts on “Jackett "very confident" Shittu will sign new Millwall deal

  • March 18, 2013 at 09:14
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    Come on Danny sign them papers, when's the last time you had this much fun.

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  • March 18, 2013 at 09:15
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    I love Robbo but this season Shittu has shown his a true leader other teams are scared of him if he3 signs up which i have no doubt he will he should stay with the armband his a great Millwall captain

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    • March 18, 2013 at 09:37
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      Unfortunately I can,t see Robbo getting back to this level he has been out too long with, these sort of injuries its very differcult to get back to where you were.
      I do hope I am wrong because Robbo has been a great player and leader for the club and is Wall through and through.
      I agree Danny has been immense how lucky we were to have him to take the captaincy and lead by example
      Good Luck Paul we all miss you.

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  • March 18, 2013 at 09:46
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    Sign on the dotted line Danny ....that's what you do

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  • March 18, 2013 at 10:09
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    Got to sign othewise, we wont have no songs !

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  • March 18, 2013 at 10:48
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    That's what we do
    That's what we dooooo
    Danny shittu
    That's what we do

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  • March 18, 2013 at 11:25
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    Robbo will be back fighting for a place next season he's one of a kind like Shittu in some ways he ain't finished yet he's wall through and through we need old school to fire up the team in the dressing room as well as on the pitch be honest cant wait to see him along side Danny S COYL

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