Barnsley-born Beevers targets clean sheet on Millwall return

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MARK Beevers is hoping his return from injury will coincide with Millwall's first clean sheet – and win – in their last seven league games.

Beevers is expected to make his comeback from a knee ligament sprain against Barnsley on Saturday and is determined to get one over his hometown club.

But the 24-year-old's priority is to help shore up the Lions' defence, which has been leaking goals at an alarming rate in his absence.



He said: "I'm sure the manager wants to get a consistent back four and hopefully with a run of games we'll start keeping clean sheets again.

"Our defensive record this year hasn't been good enough – as a back four, even as a whole 11, we need to tighten up. We're good enough to do it and we need to start against Barnsley.

"We have got players in our team who are more than capable of keeping clean sheets and scoring goals.



"Scoring hasn't been the problem – we've been scoring ones and twos fairs regularly, so if we shut Barnsley out I've got no doubt we'll pick up three points.

"Last season was the reverse of this season – we weren't scoring goals but we were keeping things down to 'ones and zeroes' at the back as Kenny Jackett used to say. We need to get back to old ways defensively and let the strikers do their thing up top.

"It is frustrating. We are conceding a lot of goals – some of them have been really unlucky, while others have been sloppy and down to poor concentration.

"We know what we have to do so communication throughout the team and keeping our shape at all times are both massively important."

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21 thoughts on “Barnsley-born Beevers targets clean sheet on Millwall return

  • November 22, 2013 at 10:38
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    First Comment..... Off topic, but, I need to find a few more Poms to give it to.

    Sorry lads but how about that cricket game in Brisbane???? Mitchell Johnson is back!!!

    All I need now is for Millwall to beat Barnsley for a ripper couple of days.

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    • November 22, 2013 at 11:01
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      @millwalldownunder: England always start slow, remember we scored 571-1 last time to caned us in a first innings. It's a marathon MDO not a sprint...too much one day cricket ruining your national team!

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      • November 22, 2013 at 11:12
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        @NICKOLA:

        seems like 1885 mate....!!!

        Come on, I've got to get one day on gloating out. Did you see old mate giving it to KP?? Classic!! Check it out...

        http://www.foxsports.com.au/cricket/the-ashes/cricket-confidential-pietersen-gets-snubbed-johnson-redemption-cook-picks-a-winner/story-e6frf3gl-1226766413869

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    • November 22, 2013 at 16:19
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      Lol, we give it so we have to take it too, what makes you support the might Lions then m8.

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      • November 22, 2013 at 21:02
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        @jdt1885: I'm a dinki di Aussie mate; but I've followed Millwall for over 10 years. I'm on this site every day checking for news and reading the posts from all the regulars it's great. Not many Millwall fans in Sydney to bounce off 🙂

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  • November 22, 2013 at 10:44
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    Lets see Beevers/Lowry as the Centre Backs.We may look a lot more solid.Cannot do any worse than we have been doing.

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    • November 22, 2013 at 10:52
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      You might be right but I'm very sure that Beevers and Robinson will be starting tomorrow

      @Longfield Lion:

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  • November 22, 2013 at 10:57
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    Glad to see you back mr Beevers, a clean sheet on your return and a couple of goals please!!!!!

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  • November 22, 2013 at 11:04
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    Despite the fact that I think dripping Robbo is very unfair, as he has done nothing to deserve it, who would you play at LB? I am convinced that Robbo's recent problems have been related to the fact that he has been covering the ever increasing mass of Danny Shittu, especially as he spends hlf his time laying on the floor these days. Beevers/Robbo at CB Lwory at LB, Dunne at RB. that is our best defensive lineup, period.

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    • November 22, 2013 at 11:22
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      @glyngo: We've tried that, and neither Dunne nor Lowry are able to stay on the pitch long enough. Let alone that they're not Championship quality. Which is why in Dunne's and Smith's case, Lomas has now signed two right backs which seems to indicate something.
      Lowry is a liability at left back and Malone is a far better option.
      Malone-when fit- and Hoyte for me every time.

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  • November 22, 2013 at 11:04
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    Of the players we have available, I should say. I would drop Lowry if Malone were fit.

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  • November 22, 2013 at 11:56
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    Beevers is back? Thank Christ.

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    • November 22, 2013 at 13:51
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      @jamie: I'll go along with that

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  • November 22, 2013 at 12:13
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    I never thought us at home to Barnsley in November would be so important, but if we lose, we could well drop into the bottom three. We haven't won since September and always lose at home against this mob, so things have to change - I'm going for stonking home win; 4-0.

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    • November 22, 2013 at 12:21
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      @Micky Lions: You're forgetting Lowry will be at left back. I'm going for 4-1

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      • November 22, 2013 at 13:05
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        @NICKOLA: always one for the negative, I predict a 1-0 reverse. A scrappy affair with at least one of our players getting sent off. And another s**** referee.

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  • November 22, 2013 at 13:56
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    Beevers is back and in the first place a win, is soooo important!!! It will be all the better, if we dont concede a goal.

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  • November 22, 2013 at 15:46
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    why is there a cricket discussion on a f****** millwall site? no one cares it's for posh private school bods drop me out ffs

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    • November 22, 2013 at 18:51
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      @steveomfc5: That was hours ago, so why bring it up again? Great sport.

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