Millwall winger: Malone is "top quality' – and will get better

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LEE Martin has sung the praises of Millwall defender Scott Malone.

The Lions have gone six games unbeaten since Martin and Malone returned to the side, with the duo forming a productive partnership down the left flank.

And they have both been amongst the goals as Ian Holloway's side scrap for survival.

Martin said: "Scotty is brilliant to play with and I think he has got a really bright future in the game. He's got ridiculous amounts of energy, he's creative and he loves getting forward.

"He seems like a natural winger really – but I have enjoyed playing with him because of the security he gives me.

"Against Middlesbrough, Albert Adomah tried to run past him and Scotty got the better of him, which is no mean feat.

"To have that sort of player, who can defend and get out of tight situations with his pace but can also give me the ball and run beyond me is brilliant.

"Last season I played in front of Aaron Cresswell at Ipswich and he is a quality left back but Malone is just as good.

"I think he's top quality and he's had a great season. He'll only get better."

Martin insists there will be no hangover from Millwall's frustrating 0-0 draw with ten-man Doncaster when the Lions travel to QPR this weekend.

He said: "We sat down after the game and there was a lot of disappointment in the dressing room, but we've got to look at the positives in terms of how far we've come.

"We're dominating teams, we're keeping the ball and we're creating chances. Considering we only had a day's rest before the Doncaster game I thought we played some good stuff.

"We'll look at the positives rather than the negatives – that's the mentality of the manager.

"Before, under the previous regime, that grey cloud may have hung over us but not with our gaffer – he's straight onto the next game and feeling positive.

"We'll have a meeting on Thursday and go into a big game on Saturday."

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

38 thoughts on “Millwall winger: Malone is "top quality' – and will get better

  • April 23, 2014 at 12:00
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    I love watching Malone play. I think he is ourt most improved player.
    Another player who got unfair abuse in his early days at the club.
    I am glad that you have now shown what your about. Room for improvement and more to come.
    Well done Malone. You was my player of the season.

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    • April 24, 2014 at 08:56
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      @wall2wall: RIGHT COME ON EVERBODY LETS GET UP FOR A LOVELY AWAY WIN AT QPR ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON.................
      [ HARRY REDKNAPP IS A VERY NICE GUY, BUT MILLWALL COMES FIRST ]
      SO ALL OF US WHO GO TO THE MATCH , LETS DO " OUR BIT AS USUAL " ..............
      " NO ONE LIKES US, WE DON'T CARE "
      STORMIN' NORMAN...............................READY TO ROCK N ROLL !!!

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      • April 24, 2014 at 15:05
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        @bermlion:
        Millwall to score at least 3 and bring 3 points home.

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  • April 23, 2014 at 12:44
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    He's okay,but like others Must Try Harder !

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    • April 23, 2014 at 18:13
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      @BUSHWACKER14:
      You are joking? This guy is up and down that line all game every game

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      • April 23, 2014 at 20:59
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        @seanmfc: Nope, not joking! The BW's Boys have seen every Millwall game, and sorry, if players played as well as you have described, we would be in the Play- Offs, NOT near the Bottom.

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  • April 23, 2014 at 12:49
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    All genuinely dangerrous attacks came form Edwards and Malone breakng into space and puting crosses into the box, they were both excellent.

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  • April 23, 2014 at 13:07
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    Most of our attacks come from the width malone Edwards and martin bring.please IH stop the long ball it only gives possession to other team.going to QPR optimistic.

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  • April 23, 2014 at 13:11
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    Player of the season in my book. COYL

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  • April 23, 2014 at 13:54
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    Malone and Woolford are the two most improved players and have proved a lot of people wrong. Hopefully we manage to stay up and they carry their form into next season.

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  • April 23, 2014 at 14:18
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    Thought malone and martin on monday were first class, but like I said this morning soon as ollie changed things we lost it, but it's done now move on.

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  • April 23, 2014 at 14:20
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    5 malones and 5 woolfords plus DF between the sticks would make a fab team I must admit.could even get us in the premier league! COYL

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  • April 23, 2014 at 16:09
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    Malone probably is the best attacking fullback in the league. week in week out you see opposition managers double up on him after he has made a few good runs down the flank. He links up well with whoever happens to be playing on his side. Got the ability to open defences up in seconds and shows unbelievable energy and stamina. My player of the season cuz there are only a few players who have made more than 20 appearences and performed well in most. There is certainly room for improvement with his defending but he is getting there and remember he only 22. Another note to be made, give ollie the summer to bring his own players in and get rid of the deadwood and i feel we will be up there end of next season challenging top 6. Build a team around the likes of Malone, Lowry,Williams,Upson,Woolford,Martin and Fred. COYL

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    • April 23, 2014 at 17:02
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      @dingell79: No way is he the best attacking full back on the league, steady on. Trippier (burnley) and Cresswell (ipswich) have the most assists in the League and they're both full backs.

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      • April 23, 2014 at 17:35
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        @Alan.F: Yes, stand corrected Alan sorry you are right about Trippier he is quality. But not Cresswell ive seen him a few times and he doesnt have the pace or vision of Malone. The reason he has more assists is their forward McGoldrick reading the game a bit better than our forwards do.

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    • April 23, 2014 at 17:32
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      @dingell79: I agree with the players you mention except for Lowry who I don't think will be here next season, Beevers has improved in the last few games and doesn't get booked or sent off as many times as Lowry. A new goalkeeper to replace Forde who isn't going to sign a new contract and a couple of strikers who can score goals and we could have the nucleous of a good team relegated or not. Would also add Bailey if he can stay fit to your list of names.

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      • April 23, 2014 at 17:40
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        @denslions: Totally agree with you, Beevers is starting to look like a player and Bailey is a leader who if like you said stops fit could be a massive player for Wall next season. A 25 goal getter would deffo see us top 6 next year in championship, cant see us going down, Blackpool and Brum look like they got nothing left to fight with, very poor sides.

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  • April 23, 2014 at 18:02
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    POTS for me too.
    Mind you many voted Beevers as MOTM on sataurday so I wouldn't trust our fan's judgment anyway anymore:)

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  • April 23, 2014 at 18:13
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    Lomas pointed out that Malone's weaknesses included 'stopping crosses being put into the box' and we have conceded a ridiculous amount of headed goals, obviously not all down to Malone! Interested to hear peoples views as to whether Malone has made progress in this regard?

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  • April 23, 2014 at 18:25
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    Your never gonna stop crosses coming in to your box only limit them. You can count on 1 hand how many goals Malone has cost us, and thats out of 70 plus conceded, do the maths. O and Lomas was a C..T.

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    • April 23, 2014 at 18:45
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      @dingell79: 70+-5 = 65+ were not Malone's fault then. Is that 'the maths'? Anybody with something more constructive and a little less condescending for those of us who can't see him play week in week out?

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  • April 23, 2014 at 18:46
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    Going of topic..the filthy doncaster player who got sent of has had the red card recended...i see the FA are at there games again

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    • April 23, 2014 at 19:09
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      @Jim28: Might be a blessing Jim, no great shakes against Derby from what I saw, another centre half who can't pass and likes to visit the full back position a bit too often and get involved where he's not needed. He obviously couldn't handle the Hof and they seemed to cope well enough without him. They'll put him straight back in the side hopefully as he might be good for a goal for Reading!

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    • April 23, 2014 at 19:14
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      @Jim28: It does make you laugh Jim28 , should see you and the Usual- Gang at QPR on Saturday for some more 'Fun'.

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      • April 23, 2014 at 23:17
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        Should be a good day saturday..i agree with you about malone everyone is praising him for his attacking.... But his defending can be a bit suspect...saying that he was hopeless when we got him but jackett said he was one for the future..if he didn't see nothing there he wouldn't have fork out over half a million...lots still to learn

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  • April 23, 2014 at 20:08
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    Should b a good day. If the OB don't go over the top. Already heard their sending silly letters out telling people to behave.

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  • April 23, 2014 at 20:23
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    How do we think QPR will approach Saturdays game? Will they rest the big boys for the play offs and for fear of injury in a London derby? I know their squad runs deep so their second string will be strong regardless.

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    • April 24, 2014 at 09:15
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      @JonnyBanks: Sounds like we've got that dodgy toerag Kevin Friend to ref the game on Saturday, so Queers Park Rovers could put out their 3rd 11.

      Come on you Lions!

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  • April 23, 2014 at 22:14
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    Seems to me that it's a good squad been assembled, a good mix and everybody doin their bit . Pity to lose a few at seasons end but a chance to get the missing pieces of the jigsaw in place. Sat was a pain in the a***, those insane saves by their goalkeeper and a mix of wasted opportunity n just plain bad luck. Can't dwell though, we got the goods to get to qpr and raid the money box, can't believe the coppers questioning the manners of the hard working decent folk of millwall, shame on them!!!

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  • April 23, 2014 at 22:42
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    I think twitchy will want to beat us simply for the ball I'm face incident. Hopefully we will smash them can't see why not we got a draw at their place the season they went up as champions.

    Come on you wall!!!!

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  • April 23, 2014 at 23:04
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    Looks like we are goin bk to the lomas days when every player came on here talking rubbish. The time for that is when we are safe. I wonder who's next.

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    • April 23, 2014 at 23:32
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      @block 28: yeah your right but please dont mention thingy's name.. .

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      • April 24, 2014 at 00:00
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        @Jim28. Ok ginger useless vermin c***.

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    • April 24, 2014 at 11:53
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      @block 28: well said block28 , great to see somebody sensible on here ! Good accurate, honest comments - not just saying good things to please.

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  • April 24, 2014 at 01:23
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    People need to realise wing backs are so important in the modern game. With 3 attacking upfront, someone needs cover that whole line. He does it well. It gives us good width and it's nice to see the players passing it out wide when under pressure rather then boot it up field.
    Look at the facts. Only 22 and was runner up in player of the year ( I voted him). Look how much he's improved. Imagine next season. Then the season after. Then the next. He's played every game because the team is built round a few players and he is one. We are starting to use the wings and need people to put in a shift. You can also see a bit if class with his skill and his crossing and shooting has improved. That's confidence from games and hopefully will continue. I'm confident with dinner at RCB so if we had a right wing back we could be a real threat on counters. It's just crazy how long we've all been saying a RB for a couple years now and still not got a decent one signed!

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  • April 24, 2014 at 01:25
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    I meant dunne* not dinner!!!

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    • April 24, 2014 at 03:44
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      @bermondsey2bromley: had my football lesson for today..i mean wot do i know only been going 45years.... And seen alot of changes to the way england & english clubs play..if malone gets has good as you say he'll be of

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      • April 24, 2014 at 11:54
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        @Jim28: Correct comments again Jim28.

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