Millwall boss considers recalling Shittu or Lowry for Boro

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STEVE Lomas has confirmed he could make changes to his defence for Millwall's meeting with Middlesbrough on Saturday.

Lomas was furious with the three goals the Lions conceded against Blackburn Rovers last weekend and could recall either Danny Shittu or Shane Lowry to the side.

"We have spoken about it because our defending wasn't good enough," he said. "There were a lot of good things but we are harming ourselves with the goals we are conceding.

"The positives get put aside after a result like that. We will look at the lads in training on Thursday and make a decision. The good things is that we've got options.

"Danny looks fresh, so he might be an option, and Shane is another one. The lads are honest enough and know we must do better. Whoever plays on Saturday will give it their best shot."

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

39 thoughts on “Millwall boss considers recalling Shittu or Lowry for Boro

  • December 18, 2013 at 12:25
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    Lowry not Shittu

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  • December 18, 2013 at 12:31
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    I'd take Robinson out and put Lowry at CB.

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  • December 18, 2013 at 12:42
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    For some reason he won't play Lowry in his preferred position of cb only reason Shane gets booked or sent off so much is because he's out of position (plus he's s dirty bstrd!!

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  • December 18, 2013 at 12:45
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    Get 3pts

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  • December 18, 2013 at 12:46
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    Shittu has looked a shadow of his former self when I've seen him this year, but last year him & Beevers were a solid combo. Perhaps Beevers is better with someone more vocal beside him. Whilst the players look more comfortable with 442, when a manager reverts to it it feels like handing a bottle of vodka to an alcoholic. If you put Trotter in there, much as I like him, Jimmy has to protect the back 4 by himself.

    I realise the attack is not our biggest problem but it seems odd that McDonald has disappeared from the picture, I hope Lomas hasn't fallen out with him. HOF is full of rumours about Dunne and Keogh rubbishing Lomas in public, and senior players still sulking over Henderson's wages, it makes Millwall sound like The Damned Utd. At least he's sorted out the home form...

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    • December 18, 2013 at 13:14
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      @jamie: A two year contract at 33 in the Championsip thats is the trouble, no need to prove yourself to earn a contract.

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      • December 18, 2013 at 16:27
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        @Barnlion: Did seem too long at the time, guess the club started to panic after losing Chris Taylor.

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        • December 18, 2013 at 16:37
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          @jamie: Yeah could be that or a KJ delayed time bomb, but who ever gets the nod at the moment none of them look like they are playing well, maybe the coaching staff can put it right on the training ground.

          Just another thought to stop the goals against maybe pick pressman and the fitness coach and you all know what I am thinking, but I am too much of a gentleman to say it. COYL!!!!!!

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  • December 18, 2013 at 12:49
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    Shittu and Beevs for me! Lowry is left footed and so is Beevers - can't really have 2 left footers in the center of defence! And lowry struggles to complete 90 mins because he can't tackle!!

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    • December 18, 2013 at 13:22
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      @TheBermondseyBomber:
      AT LAST, ITS SEEMS THAT THE PEOPLE WHO KNOW FOOTY AND MATTER MOST
      ARE GETTING CLOSE TO BRINGING BACK " DANNY SHITTU " TO THE PLACE HE RIGHTLY
      SHOULD BE .....RUNING THE MILLWALL DEFENCE !!!!
      I HAVE SEEN EVERY SINGLE MATCH THAT SHITTU PLAYED [ HOME AND AWAY ] ,
      SO CAN ACTUALLY AND ACCURATELY SPEAK FROM WHAT I HAVE SEEN.
      GET " D H " BACK , AND WE WILL STOP CONCEDING SILLY, SLOPPY GOALS.

      " NO ONE LIKES US, WE DON'T CARE "
      STORMIN' NORMAN ,SPEAKS........................TIME TO LISTEN !!!!

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      • December 18, 2013 at 13:32
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        @bermlion: That 3rd goal at blackburn was ridiculous - we lost 3 airiel challenges for that goal - something which I truly believe wouldnt have happened had big dan been playing! He's not as mobile as he once was (and that wasnt very) but he talks to the other lads in the side and he's experienced - somethng we need right now
        Robbo is club captain but that alone shouldnt guarantee him a start - he looks lost half the time!

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        • December 18, 2013 at 15:01
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          @TheBermondseyBomber: Shittu is soooo slow and immobile, bringing him back in will solve the aerial threat but open us up to balls in the channels as wingers and MF's run past him at will. We need Robbo and Shittu to have a teleported accident resulting in Shittu's head on Robbos body.....creating Shibbo. Our greatest ever CF

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      • December 18, 2013 at 14:03
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        @bermlion: Who is DH or is it a typo.

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        • December 18, 2013 at 16:52
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          @Barnlion:
          Well actually I am - but since I'm also even less mobile than D S I'd have to regretfully turn the offer down!

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        • December 19, 2013 at 13:14
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          @Barnlion:

          YES, SORRY, D H...SHOULD BE D S...........
          [ DANNY - BOY !!!
          " ONE LIKES US WE DON'T CARE
          THE STORM

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  • December 18, 2013 at 12:49
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    We bought Lowry as a centre half so let's play him there! All the other player combinations haven't worked as we have conceded the most goals in the championship, so Beevers and Lowry should be given a go?

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  • December 18, 2013 at 12:52
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    ‘’Lomas was furious with the three goals the Lions conceded against Blackburn Rovers last weekend’’. Yeah, so was I, as were ALL the other fans. You’ve got to sort it Mr Lomas and quick! Not sure why Lowry can’t even warm the bench and is now being considered for the first team but if he is picked he can’t be any worse than we’ve got . . . can he?

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  • December 18, 2013 at 12:59
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    get lowry in there ffs we have all been saying that for about 8 weeks ! why is it we can see it but lomas can't ??? it's been blindingly obvious to me the only time i'd take shittu is if he has regained last years form. then yeah fair cop , put him in but if not then lowry all day ! robbo unfortunately is just not the same player and whether he is a proper millwall player or not we need to get results first and foremost . and with a defence like we have that will be a long f****** time if this s*** show carries on .

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  • December 18, 2013 at 13:10
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    Put Lowry at CB ffs, we know it's a risk but we also know of Lowrys quality

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  • December 18, 2013 at 13:23
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    Get shittu in for robbo..... Shittu is a presence. Shittu talks and beevers needs that. Lowry is to quiet for me and doesn't affect the game in away, apart from his indiscipline, which only hurts us.... He is only cover for Malone. 3 pts against Middlesbrough is massive as others at the bottom are picking up wins now. Push on Millwall.... Come on you lions

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  • December 18, 2013 at 13:26
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    I don't care whether he plays Shittu or Lowery, but Robbo needs dropping.
    Hurts me to say that because he's been a great servant, but I think with him being out for a whole season last year, playing at this level has finally caught up with him.
    I also think it'll be pretty clear that most teams we play against will know our current weakness, so expect to see Middlesborough getting plenty of crosses into our box.

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  • December 18, 2013 at 13:42
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    100% Shittu over Robinson, Beevers has had his chance to shine all season and he has done very little but maybe they can regain there partnership from last season, I think Lowry does deserve a chance in his natural position but he won't be no good if he keeps getting yellow cards especially when playing CB

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  • December 18, 2013 at 14:42
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    Shittu for Robbo and make Forde Captain.

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  • December 18, 2013 at 15:29
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    it seems to me that lomas has 4 centre backs (assuming he won't recall osbourne) to choose from, and for one reason or another not one of them is any good,and for this reason it dosn't really matter who he picks on saturday because they have all played and been found wanting, its a case of just get by till jan, and get a couple of centre backs in. he's got money from the sale of lenny henry to wolves, plus whatever we were paying waghorn so we must be able to do something .

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    • December 18, 2013 at 16:11
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      @bordersarebest0170: The fee for Lenny won't be much at all (if anything) he's out of contract end of the season so Wolves arent going to be paying much for him!

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  • December 18, 2013 at 16:29
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    i think lomas if he is to stay needs to in the market get rid of keogh, beavers, shittu the reason for this keogh can score but only against league 1 teams so i believe he should go not championship style i think beavers is useless from the start of the year he gives the ball away and the other team then score shittu looks like can not be bothered to head the ball or even run to old i think now so i believe we should be looking for a strong tall young striker also really desperate for good experience defenders so badly need some.

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  • December 18, 2013 at 16:34
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    I reckon it could do no harm to play both Shittu and Lowry at centre back. That sends a statement of intent out to anyone else thinking they're safe in the team no matter what.
    SL is the boss and all the players need a reminder of that from time to time .

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  • December 18, 2013 at 16:39
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    Not much of a choice, but Shittu has the edge for me and he gets himself in the mix when when we have a corner against the opposition. But for heavens sake how long as it taken for SL to realise the defence is inept?

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  • December 18, 2013 at 17:25
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    On another note, what do you think the attendance will be for the Middlesbrough game?

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  • December 18, 2013 at 17:37
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    Dazi - An evening kick off on Sky. I would say our usual 9000 to 10000. Might be a few more casual supporters to see if they can cause trouble to put the club in the public eye yet again.

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    • December 18, 2013 at 21:19
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      @denslions: the website says sales are going well - we should be able to sell a few to non-regulars for fiver - God knows we need them to spend some money in the club shop

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  • December 18, 2013 at 22:01
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    I have just intercepted s.l.s letter to santa, in it he clearly wants a new millwall full squad of players in their kit to manoeuvre around and they are to do exactly what he wishes.sorry did I mention it was a subuteo team.

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  • December 18, 2013 at 23:43
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    SL signed two RBs who are drawing wages for nothing and offer little. He says whoever steps in will 'give it their best shot' - really feel comfortable knowing that. Makes me feel like it's already doomed to fail but if they step in and don't shine will he revert to the schoolboy defending or give the replacements game time? Robbo to go and move Lowry in place of him but may be swap Lowry with Beevers who has had more game time.

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  • December 18, 2013 at 23:54
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    Mentioned yesterday about Jake Goodman being called back from loan at Aldershot he has 50 league games under his belt now if nows not the time to play these youngsters and give them a chance , then I don't know when is . If money is always the problem then play some of this promising talent otherwise we will lose them to other clubs! I am sure he is not the only one worth a gamble

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  • December 19, 2013 at 08:06
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    Apparently people 'who know football' want Danny Shittu back, now there's a contradiction if ever I saw one! He's a dinosaur in the modern game. 50 pence head and two bricks for feet. Hardly fits in with Lomas' new footballing philosophy. I bet Moro & co. can't wait to be clattered by the oppo centre half whilst trying to bring down yet another one of Danny's snow gathering clearances.
    But we do love a trier at our club............

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    • December 19, 2013 at 08:17
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      @lion.ie: hard to argue any of those comments.

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    • December 19, 2013 at 23:28
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      @lion.ie: not to mention he has been played out of position on the left all the time Beevers has been out. I blame Robbo for our poor defence this season, he's the captain after all. With Shittu in the team we have to go 4-4-2 the slow build does not suit him, but his decent clearances from set pieces has been sadly missed this season.

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  • December 19, 2013 at 08:16
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    Shittus loss of form since last season is dramatic, if he was playing anywhere near his form of last season I would bring him back. On current form he is a liability.

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    • December 19, 2013 at 10:56
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      @glyngo: Do you not think the contract he sort was forthcoming and the money gained went of food as to me he's gained about three stone and sheding that may improve his form

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