Holloway won't risk Millwall midfielder's fitness at Forest

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NICKY Bailey may not feature for Millwall against Nottingham Forest tomorrow despite playing 70 minutes for the U21s on his return from injury.

Bailey hurt his back while working to boost his fitness and has not appeared for the Lions since the 1-1 draw with Sheffield Wednesday in January.

He helped Millwall's development squad to a 2-1 win over Cardiff City on Tuesday.

But boss Ian Holloway says the midfielder is unlikely to make an instant return.

"I don't know about this weekend," he said. "Nicky's been out for six or seven weeks with a pretty bad back.

"He would have been an important player for us because he organises people very well. He talks well. He's a very experienced player.

"I played him in my first two games and we won one of them against Ipswich.

"It's all about results but you've got to be really careful that you don't risk anyone or ruin anyone for months to come. It was quite a nasty injury.

"It was a slipped disc almost, which was pretty unusual. But he is over it and hopefully he’ll be fine and we'll see how we go."

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18 thoughts on “Holloway won't risk Millwall midfielder's fitness at Forest

  • April 4, 2014 at 11:26
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    Right, come on all you travelling Millwall Fans, let's give the team a Special Noise at Forest. We want to win, win, win , win, win.

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    • April 4, 2014 at 11:40
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      @BUSHWACKER14
      See u up there mines a pint. Lol

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    • April 4, 2014 at 11:42
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      @BUSHWACKER14: i got my ticket on wednesday morning there was 600 sold out of the 712 they sent..reading sum posts they should be snapped up...mmmmmmm

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  • April 4, 2014 at 11:30
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    Bailey take it easy dv wot your good at sitting on your a***.just to make sure you dont injure yourself someone will bring your money to you..ponce

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  • April 4, 2014 at 11:49
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    WAGE THIEF !

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  • April 4, 2014 at 12:10
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    Yeah don't hurry him back, keep him fit for whoever he plays for next season! Playing for Millwall doesn't matter!!!!!

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  • April 4, 2014 at 12:13
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    So it is the bench for him Saturday and a start on Tuesday...no point in saving him for nothing fixtures...after all, if he gets injured again he has the whole summer to get fit.

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  • April 4, 2014 at 12:22
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    Good decision. I'd rather he be fit to do nothing next week rather than be not fully fit and do nothing this week. Wage thief.

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  • April 4, 2014 at 12:28
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    Saving him for what exactly?
    7 games left and we need to get 6 more points than those around us. If he plays and breaks then we go with what we have been with all year anyway!!

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  • April 4, 2014 at 13:07
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    I'd love to see the whole squad including Bailey told not to come back next season. But can't see it happening?

    The U21 team will suffer in L1. Will need to keep some wasters if not for their quality then experience. Jimmy might have to stay for another season. John Marquis could just surprise you all if partnered with a natural goal scorer.

    The struggle of supporting the Lions goes on. As my Dad says "The candle flickers but never goals out".

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    • April 4, 2014 at 14:19
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      Cobblers to the candle a forest fire would be nice

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    • April 4, 2014 at 23:08
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      @tezza_mm: Marquis surprise us ! now you are clutching at very thin straws. It would surprise me if Marquis surprised us.

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  • April 4, 2014 at 13:55
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    The only people that have been seriously injured this season are the supporters.

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  • April 4, 2014 at 16:20
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    IMO I believe the loss of Nicky Bailey has been damaging to our survival hope.

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  • April 4, 2014 at 18:27
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    Where has all this hate for Bailey come from?

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  • April 4, 2014 at 19:00
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    Problem with MFC fans thay hate ever one
    we don't like no one some do care
    should be our song

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  • April 4, 2014 at 23:06
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    A slip disc almost...... So it weren't a slip disc then.

    It was a win almost !!! Story of our season , almost.

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