Millwall boss: Moussi adds valuable competition to midfield

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LOAN signing Guy Moussi will provide Millwall with much-needed cover over the Christmas period, according to boss Steve Lomas.

Midfielder Moussi yesterday joined the Lions from Nottingham Forest until January 2.

And Lomas says his reasoning behind the deal was two-fold.



"He has a good pedigree, he is the right age and we've spoken a lot about getting players in with experience of the Championship," Lomas said. "We're delighted to get him, albeit only on an emergency loan.

"We had one eye on the fact that, after next Thursday, the window is closed and there is a busy fixture list coming up. Nicky Bailey is on four bookings – one away from a ban – so it was for a combination of reasons.

"Guy is 6ft 2in, he's athletic, can get about and he is decent on the ball. Forest obviously feel they have adequate cover, so it's an opportunity for him.



"He is going to have to earn the right to get in the team but he adds midfield competition."

Asked whether he is sizing Moussi up for a permanent move, Lomas added: "Every time I've got an opportunity to improve the squad, that's within our budget, I will strive to make it happen."

Millwall fans had been expecting a loan defender to be next through the door, but Lomas says he is not looking to strengthen his back four as a matter of priority.

"I am happy with the squad but you always want to improve," he said. "We will look at the defence – we've got Mark Beevers coming back and thankfully Scott Malone isn't badly injured, which is a big bonus. There's no point in bringing people in for the sake of it."

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20 thoughts on “Millwall boss: Moussi adds valuable competition to midfield

  • November 15, 2013 at 14:27
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    Come off it steve you have just got to be concerned with the CB problem.If you are not we the fans are.

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    • November 15, 2013 at 14:34
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      @jim1222: I understand completely where every single one of us is coming from in the fact that it's obvious we need to strengthen at CB. But ask yourself who could we get right now on loan that would actually better what we've already got? Sean St. Ledger? Wasn't too impressed with him before and still ain't now. Think we just have to ride it out until January where we could actually buy someone who will better us. Still think Beevers and Robbo will be our best pairing, I know Robbo doesn't offer much with his technique but having him on the pitch sets a president for the rest of the players and Beevers seems to cover him well IMO.

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      • November 15, 2013 at 16:03
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        @Omer Ronayne: Why should Beevers be covering for Robbo? That is half the problem with discussing Robinson. Just because he has been loyal to Millwall he shouldn't get a free pass every time. The club captain should be covering for his teammates not the other way round. The fact is Robinson isn't up to the job. I've never been his number one fan, but since his injury he has been woeful.

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  • November 15, 2013 at 14:52
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    No point in bringing people in for the sake of it ?
    What, like Derry you mean ?
    I really hope that you're on the verge of signing a centre half and your comments are just to keep others away. You should offer Shittu on a two for one basis. Based on his weight alone.

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  • November 15, 2013 at 14:56
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    Sorry, Still do not get it. SL says he is happy with the suqad, but brings in another mid fielder, in case Bailey misses one game and its busy at Christmas. "He will look at the defence" surely that's where he should have been looking, OK Beevers is on his way back, but we still have Connolly and Malone out injured. Week after week we have given away school boy goals. I watched the goals we gave away at Bolton again and again, the defending was appalling, their players walked past Robbo, it could be said that he was trying to cover for Shittu as well, but it doesn't matter how the mid field and forwards line up, while we are defending like this we are screwed. Maybe Moussi will play a defensive role, but some one please explain what SL is doing so I can understand it. Thank You.

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    • November 15, 2013 at 16:28
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      I 'think' that Lomas sees Bailey as the defender in front of the centre halves, Moussi in front of him linking and Trotter in front of him supporting the attack. Like a pipeline running through the middle.
      I think.

      @rikkiatwall:

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      • November 15, 2013 at 18:23
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        @NICKOLA: Didn't Bailey have the hump at 'Boro because he was asked to play that role?

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        • November 15, 2013 at 18:37
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          Yes he did. I would prefer him in a direct midfield role with Trotter, Moussi and Chaplow but doubt if we'll see that.

          @lion.ie:

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  • November 15, 2013 at 16:04
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    I think getting Moussi in is a shrewed move, he is big and strong and will be very useful not only in midfield but also to pick up people in defence. Give him a chance and I am sure he must be better than Derry.

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  • November 15, 2013 at 16:32
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    Oh Lomas, I dont really want you to leave the club, I dont really want you to stay at the club, I just want you to do right by the club. Get those results on the pitch mate and we the fans wont question your transfer moves so much. Maybe you the grand master playing us all, keeping us guessing and scratching our heads and Moussi is whats going to pull it altogether or maybe not... but for heavens sake man please get a result against Barnsley in the next week. Win well, win ugly, whatever it takes but just get us 3 points please and get our season going!

    On a positive note Chaplow and Keogh scored for a Millwall XI against wet spam with Lee Martin setting Keoghs goal up and Beevers also got a much needed run out after injury. The talent is there, best squad we have had in a long time and by god when it finally clicks together we be a force to be reckon with in this league... (if the squad can meld together before the relegation dog fight doesn't engulfs us first)

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    • November 16, 2013 at 02:33
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      @Bexley_Lion: maybe if our defenders didnt make such stupid errors,we would all think lomas is fantastic,after all said and done lomas cant be blamed for schoolboy errors by defeders.

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  • November 15, 2013 at 18:28
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    No problem with this signing per se, but centre half, centre half, bl**dy centre half. Seriously worried about the comments above re the defence, the goals against column speaks for itself. Even with Beevers and Malone back it's an area of concern. Lomas himself said that Malone needs to work 'on stopping crosses into the box' and he's a full back! Beevers is a stopper, nothing else. My faith and confidence in Lomas are being severely tested every time he opens his mouth.

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  • November 15, 2013 at 18:47
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    Well it just goes to show that either SL reads this site or Aldo is asking questions of him on our behalf. Either way more sound bites to reassure us. We would be top of the league if we got points for sound bites.

    How can he possibly be happy with the defence?

    3 right backs - er sorry that's four now - right? 1 left back injured and one playing out of his natural position, 3 centre backs 1 recovering from an injury, 1 whose footballing ability is not suited to the lomas way and the other who is considerably overweight because he ate the whole two year contract in one sitting.

    The man has lost the plot IMO.

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  • November 15, 2013 at 20:29
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    All Beevers has got to do is turn a defense that leaks like a sieve into a water tight unit. No pressure there Mark. If you manage it the CEO of Bayern Munich and Paul Daniels will be fighting in the car park for your services.

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  • November 15, 2013 at 21:40
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    shift smith and connolly get rid of wright to then sign a f****** lb ,cb and decent goalie that's the last of the signings we will need for a good while then, then there will be no more excuses .

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  • November 15, 2013 at 21:45
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    and get rid of that mong bywater as well while ya there

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  • November 15, 2013 at 22:30
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    Robinson will at well when he doesn't have to spend most of his efforts covering Shittu's dramatic loss of form and fitness. Put a decent CB next to Robbo and his performances will improve. He is a very good, albeit straight forward, CB for this Division.

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    • November 17, 2013 at 11:22
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      @glyngo: @NICKOLA:
      WHO'S THIS HAVING A GO AT MY MATE ............." SHUTTU " ................
      Wait till he scores another one of his explosive shot - goals , again.............
      [ I hope...........ha ha ha ]
      " NO ONE LIKES US, WE DON'T CARE "
      [ THE STORM IS STILL HERE !!!!.............Watch it !!!............ ]

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  • November 17, 2013 at 15:37
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    SL has to keep faith in interviews, what do you expect him to say, 'all the CB's are s*** so looking out for a new one'. I think Mousi is a good signing, as anyone who saw the the Burnley game will see they were a big team who were comfortable on the ball, unlike Jimmy, who treats the ball like a hot potato. I am sure he SL is looking for a CB, as he did for the RB position with Hoyte. What I haven't hear from these posts are any names, not sure I could name a CB that we could get on loan that would improve out team. Any suggestions?????

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