Former Leeds and Derby right back training with Millwall

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MILLWALL could turn to free agent Paul Connolly to solve a short-term crisis at right back ahead of Saturday's match against Derby County at The Den.

The Lions will definitely be without Alan Dunne, who is suspended following his red card against Brighton, whilst Jack Smith is a doubt after picking up a knock in training.

Connolly, who was released by Leeds United in June, is training with Steve Lomas' squad and will play in a behind-closed-doors friendly this week in a bid to prove his fitness.



If he impresses, and Smith fails to recover in time, the 29-year-old may be offered a short-term deal so that he can fill in against the Rams, another of his former clubs.

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30 thoughts on “Former Leeds and Derby right back training with Millwall

  • September 10, 2013 at 07:51
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    Doesn't karleigh play right back?

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    • September 10, 2013 at 08:44
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      @deano22: Yep! and he's much quicker than Smith and Dunney - not sure his play going forward is going to be enough though! Definitely worth a punt there as cover though!

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    • September 10, 2013 at 18:54
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      @deano22: Did you see him there last season, shocking?!

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  • September 10, 2013 at 09:09
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    Never mind a right back, what about a striker? I see we are being linked wit Leicester's Martyn Waghorn - be a nice chance to sign a player from them!!!!

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    • September 10, 2013 at 19:00
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      @Lonz: like DNG ?

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  • September 10, 2013 at 09:43
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    Not a bad stop gap & he may have a point to prove against derby . As for Waghorn bring it on .
    C O Y L !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • September 10, 2013 at 10:04
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    Our priority is surely to ship a few OUT on Loan .

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    • September 10, 2013 at 11:24
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      @Longfield Lion: if no other club wants them what can lomas do im afraid we are lumbered with them

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  • September 10, 2013 at 10:08
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    The wishlist for players is all very well - bottom line is we have NO money!!!

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    • September 10, 2013 at 10:22
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      @TheBermondseyBomber: totally agree hence my question about Karleigh quick agile and a point to prove why waste money on bringing in someone who won't improve us.

      Granted he's an unknown quantity going forward but surely that's something Henry and the rest of midfield should be doing anyway.

      I don't really care if he doesn't go north of the half way line tbh as long as we keep a clean sheet the midfield and striker(s) can start scoring

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  • September 10, 2013 at 10:17
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    What's wrong with Osborne at RB? About time he earned his money.

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    • September 10, 2013 at 11:34
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      @Peckhamlad: if it was thought he [osborne] was good enough surely he would be given his chance.perhaps these fringe players are not showing the right attitude in training.woolford has taken his chance so perhaps other fringe players should get into sl face by showing the right attitude and leaving sl no choice but to give them their chance,after all in backing woolford sl has shown he is prepared to give fringe players their chance.

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  • September 10, 2013 at 10:22
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    John Guidetta, Manchester City - available for loan, scored 20 in 23 games on loan at Feyenord last season. Season long loan, problem solved This football management lark is so easy!!! Seriously though, he's the sort of player we should be aiming for.

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    • September 10, 2013 at 10:37
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      @Lonz: Will go to a prem club or abroad again - no chance for us you're in dreamland.

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    • September 10, 2013 at 10:44
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      Stating the bleeding obvious- There aren't going to be any major ins until Lomas and co. have managed to get a few out on loan. I would expect that is where the effort is going over the next few days.
      There are a lot of quality players up for grabs that haven't made the 25 man squads, whether we can get any of them-assuming they want to come- is dependent of having a clearout.

      @Lonz:

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    • September 10, 2013 at 13:06
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      @Lonz: Lonz we have four strikers already vying for one spot

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  • September 10, 2013 at 10:43
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    F*** me, our lot are dropping like flies! Whats going on at the training ground? Maybe we should drop the tatics training for a day or so and work on some strength and fitness training. We can't afford anymore injuries! We are down to bare bones as it is. Its a problem when we are trying to get someone in for cover for Jack Smith! Ha! Unbelievable!

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  • September 10, 2013 at 10:56
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    My person starting 11 against Derby:
    GK-Fordey
    RB-Osbourne
    CB-Robbo (hopefully)
    CB-Beevers
    LB-Malone/Lowry
    CM-Trotter/Chaplow
    CM-Bailey
    CM-Derry
    RW-Henry/Feeney
    ST-McDonald
    LW-Woolford/Martin

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    • September 10, 2013 at 17:45
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      @MillwallLad123:
      I wouldn't play a centre back at right back. Osbourne is too slow to adapt in that position. I've seen milk turn quicker ! How about good old jimmy Abdou at right back as cover ?

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  • September 10, 2013 at 11:18
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    don't know why people want strikers ? ffs we got morro,mcdonald,keogh,easter and marquis if they can't summon a few goals between em then there is something f****** wrong plus we got goals in chaplow, trotter,woolford and bailey im sure we don't need to waste anymore f****** money on something we don't need especially when it's looking like we will be playing one up front for some games to we need a rb and possibly a lb to. Im not sure on this bloke don't know a great deal about him is he any good ?

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    • September 10, 2013 at 11:37
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      @steveomfc5: he is without a club does that answer your question.

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      • September 10, 2013 at 11:52
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        @jim1222: lol that says it all yeah money saver hahaha

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  • September 10, 2013 at 11:47
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    nearly all the goals scored against us have been because of our defenders basic mistakes,failure to close opposition players down just out side the box,failing to to compete fpr headers inside the box,own goals although i think both lowrey and beavers were a bit unfortunate,we seem to be getting these problems sorted but imo we do need a left back and a right back before we need any more forwards.

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  • September 10, 2013 at 13:04
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    In other news: I'm loving the picture used by the BBC when talking about DNG:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/23927882

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    • September 10, 2013 at 13:12
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      @SE12Lion: SE12 priceless, you can see he looks like a real footballer in that picture. top spot.

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      • September 10, 2013 at 13:16
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        @Barnlion: I'm gonna miss those gloves...

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  • September 10, 2013 at 13:17
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    looking away from the ball no wonder his first touch was rubbish,or has he missed the ball [again] either way he will not be missed,on one issue alone the palarse game.no matter what he thought of jacket he and any pro footballer should at the end of the day be playing for the fans.

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  • September 10, 2013 at 17:48
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    Would anyone agree or disagree that Jimmy Abdou could do a short term job at right back ? I'd give him a go if needs must personally.

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  • September 10, 2013 at 19:09
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    Derry is supposed to be able to play there. Move him back and bring Trotter in with Chaplow.

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