Loan swoop for Palace midfielder unlikely – Millwall boss

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IAN Holloway has revealed that he only wants to sign players on loan who could have a long-term future at Millwall.

The Lions boss will be able to strengthen his squad again from Friday, when the window for emergency loan deals opens to clubs in the Football League.

Crystal Palace midfielder Jonny Williams is reportedly available on a short-term basis, and Holloway, during his time as Eagles boss, described the 20-year-old as "a David Silva type."



But Holloway has effectively ruled out a move for Williams, saying that he has no interest in developing a player who does not have a future at The Den.

"It would depend on the cost," he said. "Jonny is a good little player but I don't know where he would fit in here.

"I need to get long-term things for us and borrowing young players can be very dangerous.



"Yes, Simeon Jackson and DJ Campbell are both here on short-term deals, but they're worth goals this season so that's slightly different.

"What I have never liked doing is improving other clubs' players only for them to go back at the end of their loan.

"Shaun Williams and Ed Upson are good signings for us because I can mould them.

"If there is someone out there in the loan market, who I think could be a Millwall player beyond the end of this season, I'll go for them.

"There's little point talking about Jonny Williams because he's going to be a Palace player for a very long time to come. He has just signed a new contract there."

Holloway has confirmed that some of his fringe players could leave The Den on loan.

"If anyone is here and I am not using them, and they want to go out on loan, then that won't be a problem," he said.

"Some of them aren't as fit as I need them to be, so I might loan a few out to get them fit. If that means promoting Jack Powell and Fred Onyedinma to the senior squad, I'll do it.

"I won't be looking to sign anyone before the Burnley game – I want to bed the new signings in first. I worked the players hard on Monday and Tuesday, and we were in again today."

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41 thoughts on “Loan swoop for Palace midfielder unlikely – Millwall boss

  • February 5, 2014 at 16:44
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    aaahhh, I saw his picture I thought we were getting him! pity! co she is a super young player. Don't see the point of telling us who won't be coming here though.

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    • February 5, 2014 at 19:05
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      @bordersarebest0170: Listen guys it's not another midfielder we need it's maybe 1or 2 decent centre halfs, that's where we are short & are getting found out.

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  • February 5, 2014 at 16:54
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    I dont really understand holloways comments about players on short term loans as fredericks has no chance of joining us either! he just signed a new deal at spurs. Lets be honest we need anyone we can get to get us out the sh1t this season and if thats short term then so be it.

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  • February 5, 2014 at 16:56
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    Sorry Ian bit contradictory there - Ryan Fredericks has just signed a new deal at Spurs - he's not joing us long term - someone please explain.....

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    • February 5, 2014 at 19:57
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      @TheBermondseyBomber: the reason we got Fredericks is because the other RB's at the club are pony. I would love another CB, but let's get this Saturday out of the way, not expecting too much to be honest, and see what's available. And get the fringe players out, wright, smith etc etc

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  • February 5, 2014 at 17:02
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    Take the point about fredricks but I do believe that what he is saying is correct. I am fed up watching players develop at the Den only to go back to their parent clubs and sell on for a decent price. Time we developed our own Youth so they can generate some income and ensure that whoever we do bring in, stays!

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    • February 5, 2014 at 17:21
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      @glyngo: Completely understand your point and agree to a certain extent BUT we have benefited no end from loaning young players in the past - very few we'd ever have a cat in hells chance of signing - its a short term fix granted but better than no fix at all surely?

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    • February 5, 2014 at 19:24
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      @glyngo: i have to agree in wot he's trying to say ..cos like many i had to read the article twice...we have to look to build..we'll not going to do this..by keep getting rentals with no insurance....mind you if a blinding player said i play for u in march& april i would welcome him

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  • February 5, 2014 at 17:02
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    NO MONEY LEFT ? HAS JB PULLED THE PLUG ALREADY? HOPE NOT!

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    • February 5, 2014 at 17:07
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      @DiggerWall: I SHOULD HAVE SAID MONEY TO PAY WAGES.

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  • February 5, 2014 at 17:12
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    .........wonder if Ollie & Co are already prepping for next years promotion push.............from Div 1 ?

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  • February 5, 2014 at 17:16
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    A very good player who could help us stay up. Understand what Ollie is saying but its different if, like with Fredericks and before him Adam Smith etc, we know we are taking them on with no view to a permanent deal. Its more of the player getting games and us benefitting from it imo. That Leicester striker and the ex Soton winger at Palarse now are a different ball-game.

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  • February 5, 2014 at 17:19
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    What would Fred and Alfie be worth if they get some first teams games under their belts...we might even be able to charge a fee for them!!! heaven forbid.

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  • February 5, 2014 at 17:26
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    Why would anyone want to sign a Crystal Palace reserve who looks like he`s in his sixties?

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  • February 5, 2014 at 17:33
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    Not sure where Ollie's coming from when he says " he's a good player, not sure where he would fit in here", what's that comment all about, are we struggling to find places for good players then.??? Very strange.

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    • February 6, 2014 at 02:33
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      @bordersarebest0170: worried he would stand out and embarrass the rest of the squad perhaps.

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  • February 5, 2014 at 17:40
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    Well there's possible debuts for upson and Simeon Jackson still so let's see what we've got now at burnley

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  • February 5, 2014 at 17:47
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    jonny is a fantastic little player that gives it everything in every game, IH would be mad not to take him till the end of the season if there was any chance. On where he would fit in, easy, anywhere! as he is way better than any midfielder we have. I'v actually known jonny since he was at primary school and played for the local team i ran. Always knew he'd be a prem player. He's no big time charlie and could keep us up. Cant see it happening sadly.

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  • February 5, 2014 at 17:49
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    Not knocking Ollie but the situation we are in it does not matter if the whole lot are on loan,the age up to eighty, overweight,under weight,west ham you name it,just do what is possible to stay up,wether they don't fit in etc,sort it out next season who's who.Got to stay up now,this season !
    We all know how hard it is to get out of divi 1 and the quality of players we would attract.

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    • February 6, 2014 at 01:01
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      @shoot ffs: think that is the point..if you look at our team how many are under a fair contract..williams upson &marquis apart from them has anyone signed a contract..its no wonder hes thinking of putting 2 youngsters into the 1st squad

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  • February 5, 2014 at 17:58
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    SOMETHING DONT RING TRUE . CONTRADICTORY STATEMENT AT BEST. SORRY TO SAY IT , SOMETHINGS UP!

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  • February 5, 2014 at 18:22
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    Like what DIGGER??

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    • February 5, 2014 at 18:50
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      @bordersarebest0170: I was told, by a reasonably reliable source that Ollie jumped before he was pushed at palarse. I was also told that Ollie had lost some of the dressing room, maybe Williams was one who wasn't happy with him - he certainly played less under Ollie. Perhaps it's the deterioration of the relationship with the club or the player that has caused our manager to make this statement. as he couldn't really give the real reason. This statement certainly contradicts a couple of deals he's done already. Just a thought.

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      • February 5, 2014 at 20:23
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        @Adsy77777: Just a wild guess but I imagine the reason he made this statement is because he was asked "Are you interested in signing Jonny Williams on loan?" Just a stab in the dark though!

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        • February 5, 2014 at 20:28
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          @harryfabian: That's obviously why he made the statement - cos he was asked. As are others, I'm trying to guess why he came out and made a statement that is complete b******* when you look at the signing of Fredericks.

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          • February 5, 2014 at 20:32
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            @Adsy77777: We needed Fredericks as all our right backs had about as much attacking threat as Jimmy Abdou, We don't need Williams. It could just be mind games, or he's mental and lost his memory. Fredericks was/is a short term fix, Williams wouldn't be as we've too many new center mids on permanent deals.

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          • February 5, 2014 at 20:34
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            @Adsy77777: Could have just said 'No I'm not' or 'I don't need anyone in that position I suppose.

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  • February 5, 2014 at 19:05
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    Nope, we don't want him, get a player that want to WIN and play for the LIONS.

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  • February 5, 2014 at 19:23
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    I do not see the point in signing yet another midfield player when we need another defender and possibleyanother winger.

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  • February 5, 2014 at 21:16
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    We need a right winger and cover at the back..not cm

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  • February 5, 2014 at 22:51
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    not a flattering photo ...oldest twenty year old I ever saw

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  • February 6, 2014 at 00:53
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    Let's wait & see who he's really after. Unlike a certain dob that used to tell the media everything. Unless he really is the mental one.

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    • February 6, 2014 at 01:22
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      @block 28: i watched a lot of interviiews today showing the mental one at work...not once did he give anything away...wouldn't mind him as a defence witness

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  • February 6, 2014 at 01:30
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    Wouldn't mind as my brief. He talks the hind legs of a donkey.

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  • February 6, 2014 at 02:42
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    Does he not understand the loan market? Parent club looking to provide promising youngster with game time to improve their overall game and then if they succeed integrate them into their team.

    Team loaning the player hopes to benefit by getting a keen talented player who will put in good performances leading to good results for that team.

    Win/win situation. Bit much to expect them to let you keep talented player if does do well Ian.

    Why are we not after David silva types? I would like to see someone who can pass a ball to feet.

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  • February 6, 2014 at 08:09
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    Forget the palace div, what's this advertising that's now appearing at the top of the screen??? Bloody annoying!

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      • February 6, 2014 at 12:04
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        @Alex Aldridge: I get that but our viewing of your otherwise impeccably presented site has been blighted. I might just raise this with our wonderfully co-operative Lewisham regen councillor. You have been warned Mr Aldridge!

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      • February 6, 2014 at 14:31
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        @block 28: @Alex Aldridge: Alex , What's the Latest on Danny Shittu? Is he definitely out with a Groin - Strain.

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  • February 6, 2014 at 08:48
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    Who's idea was it to put a palace player on our site..f*cukhn moron...its got to bywater's turn for an article next.. Be insightful

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